A Path of Choices

by Karin Dedekind-Engman

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/10/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781452595351
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781452595368

About the Book

In April of 2011, my beloved older brother died unexpectedly and tragically.

In my darkest hour of grief, I stepped outside into a heavy thunderstorm and pouring rain, feeling utterly alone, not caring if I was struck by lightning. The storm of pain inside me matched the raging storm outside.

In those first months, it seemed that the well of tears would never stop. Gradually, however, I realized that my soul was being washed clean by the waters of forgiveness.

Slowly the storm clouds became less intense and my chest opened up, inhaling the fresh clean air and exhaling the ‘letting go’.

A new dawn was breaking in my life. Nothing would ever be the same again, but life without my brother continued regardless.

Gradually, acceptance, understanding, and surrender filtered in and settled in my soul star.

Every day and at every stage of our lives, we have a choice, and then there is Grace. Acceptance that you are loved unconditionally by your Creator brings the gift of self-worth. All the glory of God’s perfection is within us. You have been created to be you. Only you can be you! Be the best version of you, starting today.

About the Author

I was born in 1962, in apartheid South Africa into a German speaking family. My childhood resembled the movie setting of Fried Green Tomatoes (a novel is in the pipeline).

In April 2011, everything changed.

This book was a promise to myself to make the tragic death of my older brother count for something – to make my pain another person’s gain. It became a healing experience for me. These are my thoughts and also a part of my life journey to finding true happiness. I currently live in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa, with my husband, Axel and our daughter Emma. It has been a full circle in the true sense of the word!