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My Second Life Line

Grace Stockley

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The beginning of the New Year 1999 flickers in my memory like red hot flames dancing silently on a nearly burnt out log in the fireplace. The flames rise high at one moment and sink to almost nothing the next with variable speeds as they slowly serve the purpose for which they are intended, to provide warmth, comfort and beauty to their surroundings. At that time, January 1999, my life took a sudden twist in direction and like those flames, I experienced many highs and lows. I went from a state of freedom to dance with life to being placed in a hospital for several months to face the possibility of death. During that time, I was challenged to experience a totally new world inside the walls of hospitals and give of myself to help others who were also facing sickness and death. Almost from the first day in the hospital, I adopted the attitude that this was a journey I had to take as part of a master plan for my life. I was humbled. To be humbled does not necessarily mean that a person is weak but can be quite the opposite. It can result in an awareness of inner strength. I believe that it is in humbling ourselves that we connect with our inner being. We must first lose ourselves to find ourselves. I believe God humbled me by placing me in this situation to gain the knowledge, courage and inner strength that would be necessary for me to take action towards his plan for my life.

It was while dealing with this traumatic experience, I was inspired to write this book. This journey has opened up a whole new course of direction for me and has placed me in a new phase of existence. This book tells about my journey from beginning to end and reveals my personal thoughts, feelings and responses through its various phases.

While many people would accept such an experience with a ''why me'' attitude, I accepted it as a ''why not me''. I felt it was an experience I could use to positively affect other peoples' lives. It is my desire that this story will inspire others who are facing adversity or who may be dealing with family, loved ones or friends who are going through a crisis. Each day, we are all given a special gift. We are given the gift of life. While there is life, there is hope. No matter what the outcome of our circumstances, even if it is death, we can still have a dramatic influence on others by adopting a positive attitude and displaying courage and love.

I have been given a second chance at life. If I were to allow this experience to fade away into the past as just another memory, I would be doing a great injustice to human kind. It is my belief that this story needs to be shared to give belief and inspiration to others. Through this personal story, I give back to you just a small part of what was given to me, increased faith, abundant hope, unconditional love and the intense determination to live life to the fullest.

Grace C. Stockley

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