Sheila Raptis, a housewife and mother of three, was born and educated in the Philippines, and has lived in Australia since 1986. She worked as a consumer and promotions specialist for highly reputable multinational companies then as a functions manager in one of Sydney’s Southwest RSL Clubs.
At the age of 35, she prepared a “parting kit” to help alleviate some of life’s most difficult moments and turned it into a loving way of honouring a life.
Sheila now owns a company called Raptism in Sydney. It is a company with products that primarily symbolize a life that has been lived and loved.
Sheila says, “I consider myself more of a creator of this book rather than a writer at heart. The passion I have in creating things that could touch one’s heart has certainly led me to something really special indeed. However, this book is nothing without you and your story. It is you that makes the difference in a book where your words become more meaningful than ever, and your wisdom more important than ever.
The time invested to tell your story the way you remember it, in your own words, becomes the best gift you can ever give a loved one to remember you by, especially at times when they truly miss you the most.”