Friday, April 17, 2009

This is Carmen when she was three years old.
I know a lot of people wonder why a little girl would have to go through so much. I would like all of you to know I asked Carmen a few different times if she wished this had never happened to her and each time she said no. She appreciated the good things that came out of this. Some of them are: getting to spend a lot of time with me, seeing the love her friends had for her, and feeling God's presence with her non-stop. I know that the purpose of this life for all of us is to be tested to see if we will choose good or bad. Some of God's spirits do not need to be tested as long as others. Carmen was tested for long enough and was ready to move on to the next step. I can tell you for certain that there is life after death. Carmen was visited by angels towards the end of her life. The last few days of her life she would be moving her lips and carrying on conversations with people we could not see, but she would be looking right at them. The few words we caught were, "no, I'm not ready" or "maybe tomorrow" or "where did your friends go" or, "why do you have white feet". I am sharing these very tender memories with you. I hope you understand and don't think I am crazy. I know that this is for real.

8 comments:

mhanberg said...

Sometimes we ignor" the little miracles in life. Thank you for sharing the miracles in your life with us.

Suzanne said...

Dorothy you are so amazing. Thank you for sharing something so sacred.There are times when the veil is thin and what a blessing to be a witness to something so beautiful.

Karen said...

Dorothy, you and Reed are such amazingly strong people. I know Heavenly Father has been watching over your family and pouring blessings upon you. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and helping us become better people. Carmen is such a precious gift and loving example.

Hily said...

I believe you. Children like Carmen can see things that our hearts and minds as adults are often closed off to. I've been struggling recently with many trials and reading your words has renewed my spirit today. Thank you. Remember we are still thinking of you daily.

Bridget Homer said...
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Bridget Homer said...

It was so awesome being a part of the Spring Boutique Fundraiser today at Dana Schrader's House! Carmen's spirit was felt by me, and I'm sure many others that were there. Everyone asked about you all and said you are in their thoughts and prayers constantly. Even if it's not so apparent anymore, remember that everyone is still lifting you up to the Lord and hoping you are doing well. The strength you have is amazing and helps me remember how great our God is! Love you!

hililyhilo said...

Dorothy - I read your post back in April but was so moved by it that I couldn't come up with words to add a comment. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and Carmen's with us. Your words really touched me and gave me hope about the afterlife; I think of them often. God bless you and Carmen and your family.

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