Rainbows, Butterflies & One Last Hug

A Mother’s Spiritual Journey Losing Two Children to Cystic Fibrosis

by Peggy S Imm-Anesi

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/11/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452561028
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452561042
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452561035

About the Book

A look at life and the afterlife, after most of my immediate family died, including two kids to Cystic Fibrosis. I also lost parents, two siblings, a husband, and many others in a very short time. They have come to me and others after their deaths. I saw signs from the day they passed. Coping with Multiple Sclerosis while caring for so many others, you get through it by faith and believing life really is just a test run for what’s in store for us all. I think after reading this book, you will see that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to your goals. Even through so much tragedy, you can still go on by helping others throughout what you have learned.

About the Author

Peggy grew up in a small town called Croton-on-Hudson NY, 30 miles north of NYC in beautiful upper Westchester County, NY. Croton is known for the Croton Dam which is the second largest hand-hewn structure in the world, with the first being the pyramids in Egypt, and also was home to many famous people over the years including such people as Jackie Gleason(The Honeymooners) and Allen Funt (Candid Camera), to name a couple but so many more which she will talk about in the book. She married in 1972 to another Croton person, Donald Anesi whose family also played a big part in building the town into what it is today, as both of families have lived there since the late 1800’s. She had 4 children , three boys Donnie, Danny and Marc, and one girl Meg. Her oldest and youngest were born with the genetic illness Cystic Fibrosis and passed while in their twenties. She now lives about 4 miles north of where she grew up, on a piece of land with the most breathtaking view of the Hudson River in Verplanck, NY. She starting writing a few years back as a way of venting what she was feeling and decided she had a book and this book could help other people who are grieving, since we all lose love ones ,as she lost all so many in a very short time including both parents ,brother ,sister, brother-in-law , sister-in-law, two children , and husband. She wants to help many by her life story especially people who have lost a child as she lost two children a daughter and a son to Cystic Fibrosis. Her daughter, Meg died on May 12, 2002 on Mothers Day of all days. Nine months before her son Marcus died on Feb. 02, 2011 and husband Don died in April 22, 2010 though they were separated she took care of them at the same time while caring for a dying son. Her sons, Don and Dan lost 3 generations in about 9 months as their paternal grandfather Donald also died on August 26, 2010. Her books are real life but touch on many other subjects such as spirituality and the strange experiences she has encountered since her family members have passed away. Her goals are now to sell her books and to work on her second book “Racing Hondas in Heaven” (as these books can help pay off her bills because she still owes so many now due to illness and deaths). Even though she suffers from her own illness, Multiple Sclerosis, she still keeps on going the best way she can. She wants to help other families with sick children because there are so many things they need help with that people don’t understand. Only someone who has been there could relate to them. Parents with sick children need money to eat while at the hospital days on end, and for car parking fees as they add up (especially in the city where it can cost $35 a day) and not everyone has that kind of money to spend. Also many can not get life Insurance due to the nature of some illnesses so she would like to help them with their final expenses. She will start a foundation in memory of both children which would be called “ The Meg and Marcus Anesi Children’s Foundation” and will start by letting people know what the needs of these families are so together we can make life easier for these people who are already going through enough without worrying about other things most take for granted. She has been there herself and knows how hard it can be so she will take what has affected her the most throughout her journey thus far and turn the negatives into positives through all of her life’s lessons.