By Tom Quiner
The sting of death, oh how it hurts.
Today’s letter in “Dear Abby” deals with the pain a mother feels over the loss of her teen age daughter. God answered the mom’s prayer in a unique way. Enjoy:
Dear Abby: My 18year-old daughter was killed in an auto accident a couple of months after she graduated from high school with honors. She had planned to go to college and become a nurse.
Right after graduation she went on a senior trip to Mexico. Two days later she called me wanting to come home. She said everyone was drinking, doing drugs, having sex with strangers and she didn’t like it.
I bought her a plane ticket and she came home the next day. She died two months later.
Eight months went by and I was having a particularly hard time one night. I prayed for a sign from God that she was in heaven and doing well.
The next day, the day before Good Friday, I went to my mailbox.
Inside was a postcard from my daughter. She had mailed it from Mexico the day before she returned. It had been lost in the mail for 10 months. The card read: “It is beautiful here. I’m OK. I miss you and love you, Mommy. Love, Brandi.” I was so happy and relieved! I was able to move on with my life after that. I signed up for college a few weeks later and earned my degree four years later. Thank you, Abby, for letting me share my “miracle” with you.
–Sharon in Louisiana