A heart-warming letter

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


  1. Shawn Pavlik on August 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Isaiah 55:8: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD.”

    • quinersdiner on August 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Amen, brother.