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I wanted to share with you all the most recent 5 star review on Amazon and GoodReads of this very emotional book. By Cianna Elizabeth whose blog is wonderful,,,,

 

This is a breathtakingly lovely book. A woman’s struggle to come to terms with the loss of her sister, and chronicling her journey to help other people who are going through the same struggles.

She writes letters to her sister throughout the book, exposing her thoughts, feelings and heartbreak trying to work through her loss, one letter at a time.

After the letters come poems, poems about the loss, the struggle and the hurt. Poems about carrying on and about finding hope.

She writes about touching memories, and thought and discussions that haunt her now that her sister has passed away:

“You simply replied…“I’m not strong enough to live without you…so God will have to take me first ”.

We laughed that remark off…never giving more thought or energy to it; until January 4th came.”

Her book, designed to show her journey but also to guide others who are grieving themselves, with kind words, and hopeful thoughts.

“If there was anything I could say to another person about any of this, it would be to spend more time with their loved ones. Spend more time laughing at the small stuff and less time worrying about things you have no control over. In life, we will only have the memories of the laughter and sometimes…the memories will have to be enough.”

The author looks back on her life struggles, being in a coma, car accident, cancer, and remembers her sister’s wisdom and guidance during those times. Her sister’s presence in her life.

This is a wonderful book, a wonderful memoir of one woman’s struggle to come to terms with loss. The letters and poetry are so real, and heartfelt, there’s no question about the quality of the book.

This isn’t really a book you can review, there’s no real plot to this story, it’s just a person’s journey through life, and it’s wonderful that they decided to share it with the world.

If you’d like to read this book, or find out more about L.M Young check out the website, goodreads, or on Amazon.

 

You can find her wonderful blog here and I hope you visit it often

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In The Blink of An Eye


In The Blink of An Eye

As most of you know; my sister passed away about two years ago. The grief which that caused has, at times, bore deeply on my soul. I want to thank all of you for being so kind and supportive of my struggle. How do we overcome such a loss? Well, I did the only thing that I knew how to do…write. I wanted to share the introduction of my new book with you…please let me know what you think about it. As always…I wish you much Light and Love!!

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Introduction

I wanted to think that no one in the world could miss her; as much as I did. I wanted to feel offended by her death. I wanted to wrap up my grief, frustration and anger; over my sister’s death, and never think about it again. There was nothing anyone could tell me; and mostly they never attempted to tell me anything…about her or how I was handling her death. I had difficulty in most daily activities.

I didn’t want to get out of bed. I was disheartened by people whose lives seem to keep going. I didn’t understand why, even the world, seemed to keep spinning. There was pain, in simply, hearing her name. I couldn’t even think of that day in January without crying. What had become worse…I had tried to hide the pain. I was destroying myself with the thought that I wasn’t strong enough to live without her. But in a moment of love; someone whom I loved, came to me with an act of kindness.

She lovingly pointed out to me that my sister’s death did not happen to ME. She said I was experiencing the loss, yes, but my sister died…I didn’t. She may have never understood the light bulb that came on, in my soul that day.

At that moment, I understood, my feelings of anger came from one place…the thought…no…the FACT…that I had to go on living. And I had to go on living…without Melissa. I had to figure out a way to WANT to get out of bed. I had to devise a plan that would help me survive this horrific loss. I had to admit my pain…own it.

I went through so many cycles of grief it was ridiculous; and then I went through them again.

This precious thing we call life…is temporary. We must remember to make the most of it. In this book, you will find the raw emotions of my journey.  I loved my sister and in a single moment…In the Blink of an Eye…she was gone.

 

“In The Blink of An Eye” is currently available in paperback on our website

What Are You


What Are You

If all that you are

Is the THINGS you need

If you lost those things

What would happen to THEE

If all that you are

Is all that you do

If all that stopped

What would happen to you

If we place identity upon

Places and things

What happens to a soul

What does this mean

All that you are

Is an investment in Creation

Remember life isn’t a part of

Your personal recreation

Dig deep within yourself

Find the core of your being

Let go of what you think

Nonsense you are believing

You were created from love

And that is who you are

Your greatness is with THE ONE

Who lives amongst the stars

We are from one Source

It is all that we ever need

What you are is enough

This is my Humanity Creed

You need not try to become

What others may perceive

Trust in the one who guides

That’s TRUE love indeed

Break down barrier lines

Tear down walls of frustration

Give love…be love

It’s my Humanity declaration

For when we return indifference

With love as our sword

We have accomplished our task

What we are striving for

What are you now

Do you finally see the light

We are lambs of God

And beautiful in His sight

One final take before

I end my little rhyme

What are you to me

Perfect…Every time

This Moment


This Moment

If for only one moment

I could have life today

There would be no suffering

Or hurt in any way

If only for a moment

Our hearts would be filled

With only thoughts of harmony

Loving each other still

If only for one moment

A tear would not be in vain

And I could reach up to heaven

To touch your face again

If only for one moment

We could share just one smile

To see your eyes of blue

For just a little while

If only for this moment

I could tell others too

Moments are too quick

Have caution in what you do

For a moment that was lost

Became the last we’d ever know

Now every moment with you

Is a random memory…so

Love live and laugh I ask

Every single day

Or you will struggle with missed moments

How I live today

If only for a moment

I could have your attention

Loss of life can be more painful

That anyone could ever mention

Smile into each other’s hearts

Create a warmer glow

Don’t give cause for another

I told you so

For this moment with you

Is the best that I can give

Reminding you to remember

We’ve only one life to live

Live it to the fullest

Make no room for regret

Remember to remember

Lest you will forget

Grab joy where you find it

In the corners of your mind

A clearer slice of Heaven

Here…we may never find

Care for each other’s hearts

Fragile as they may be

Let go of the anger and

Unbridled hostility

A smile is not weakness

But deeper even still

Anger is not strength

Never been God’s will

So if only for this moment

Your attention I could take

To warn against the pain

And precious hearts you break

During our moment today

I give thanks to you

Because during this moment

You gave me something too

What you didn’t see it?

How could you miss its tracks?

You gave me your time

Something you never get back

So in this moment

If one things came through

Know I appreciate the gift

Of time spent with you

What does a moment matter

In the moments we go through

A moment says you matter

It says I love you

**Please leave NOT ONE moment underappreciated…they are rare gifts**

L.M. Young

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