Monday, August 31, 2015

Signs and New Video

We are one week out from the paperback release of Rare Bird. I pray that it will find its way to the people who will benefit from reading it.

Here's my new video trailer that tells a little bit more about the book, namely, that I write about signs from heaven--- something I had never even thought about before losing Jack.

Watch it here:

Last week I asked An Inch of Gray readers on Facebook if they had experienced signs from God or loved ones, and there was quite a response. If you would like to share your thoughts on this, I'd love to hear them!

That day I received a blog post from a reader in Egypt, with her reaction to the book. The post she wrote was also on the subject of signs. Riham and I are a world apart in physical distance, but so similar, and I thought you would love to read her words here:

Happy Monday!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

The video is wonderful! ((Hugs))

Anonymous said...

Anna - I, too, had a sign.

My infant son died 17 years ago. He was born with a severe problem in his digestive tract, but no one knew it. He died hours after surgery and his diagnosis, but it was still completely unexpected. Just a couple of weeks before this happened, I had a very strange experience once when I was taking him out of the car seat. Greg was just quietly looking in my eyes and I got this overwhelming feeling that he was trying to tell me something! In fact, I even spoke to him out loud - "What is it you are trying to tell me?" And I stared back for several moments. I have never experienced anything like that before or since. Obit it, clearly, stuck with me.

I had another sign. On the one year anniversary of Greg's death (love your term "crapiversary!), we went to my brother's house for a quiet day - it's the 4th of July, so hard to find quiet. We were spending time in his pool and this very large butterfly started fluttering around me. The butterfly stayed with me for a very long time and at some point I decided it was a gift from God. A message that Greg was okay, and his spirit still alive. It gave me some sense of peace on that dreadful day. I will never forget that.

Love your writing, Anna. So very sorry for your terrible loss.

Unknown said...

One Sunday I had had a particularly rough morning. I cried all the way to Church, which does not bode well for me getting though the service! The songs made me cry again and just when I'd settled down a little, the message hit me and I cried again. It's been 4 years, so the full on days are much fewer and farther between. On the way home on the interstate, I got behind a semi. I was still going over things in my mind and not paying as much attention as I should have been. When I looked up there was a semi ahead of me with SULLY written boldly across the back! I hadn't seen it before or since, but man did I need it that day. It really is comforting when these God winks happen

Sophian said...

Anna, yes. I had the most beautiful sign. After fertility issues, losses and sadness we finally got pregnant with an anonymous donor. The day of the procedure I prayed and "accepted" peacefully that this time I was ready to receive his precious child. I don't understand that prayer, we had been waiting for a child for four years, but that is how it came to me...We went home and a neighbor's cat that used to visit us, came to seat by my bed for the whole afternoon while I rested as per doctor instructions. That was unusual, but we felt something special was happening. 14 days later, alone at home, I found myself pregnant trough a domestic test. Inmediatly I felt compelled to open the bible, which at the time I was not used to read. It opened in the page were it said that a child called John was to be born to an aging lady, that would be know the rest. My heart pumping, screaming with joy in my house, I was past the age of fertility, was God trying to tell me something? . I told my husband on that day and we decided to call the baby John...4 months later at the clinic, when the nurse finds out the baby's gender , she announced he was a male. I burst in tears, the nurse confused by my reaction. The doctor told me i had the pregnacy of a young woman.I feel that God sent me a merciful sign that all will be fine, and we should not fear this time for my pregnancy. This time it will come through. There were complications at the end but i never lost my faith. He made it. We had the most precious son that I could ever dream of. I pray with gratitude every day for this gift and strive to be the best mother I could be. Not many people can understand or believe this story, but I know you will. We feel this child brought us so much awareness and respect for life. For what is important in life. And for me at last the answer to all my prayers, finally having found a true purpose in my entire life.

barb said...

A beautiful, stirring letter/post. It's unbelievable how many lives you have touched. You are one in a million, sweet Anna!!!

Jeane` said...

Forgive me for sharing a link, but the story in full is already written out there should you care to read. (you are a beautiful soul, and I am so thankful you write).

Part one

Part two

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Love this, Anna. Yes, with all of my heart and soul we believe in signs and feel so so grateful each time one presents itself to us.