DIY Mom is participating in the virtual book tour for the inspirational memoir "They Serve Bagels in Heaven" by Irene Weinberg. Irene wrote her very personal story after the tragic death of her husband, Saul. Irene has shared her author guest post with DIY Mom readers here:
“The Thoughts You Feed”
by Irene Weinberg
The thoughts you feed are the ones that grow.
What this brings to my mind is the time my husband died next to me in a horrific car accident.
We were driving on the NY State Thruway when our car suddenly went into a huge swerve. “Saul!” I called out to my sleeping husband, waking him up. He saw what was happening and tried to pull the car out of the swerve, but instead, we started to flip the first of four times.
When we finally stopped, we had slid into a ravine and were upside down. I looked over at what was now the shell of my husband and knew all through me that he was gone. I felt the car being turned over and as the strong hands of an EMT began to pull me through the shattered window of my car, two amazing, disparate things happened to me:
An unemotional but authoritative male voice boomed into my head and told me to “be loving and kind to everyone.” A moment later, I said to myself, “I will get through this somehow, because I have to show my son that you can get hit by a grenade in life and somehow still survive.”
I certainly experienced my share of grief and despair during those dark days, but at the same time, the positive attitude I scripted for myself led me to two professionals: a wonderful, resourceful Life Transition Coach and a highly regarded spiritual healer. And as the many drops of love I was receiving from friends and family began to collect in what I called my grief-filled bucket, that now overflowing bucket of love started lifting me from my despair.
At first, my positive attitude in spite of my tremendous tragedy was all about my son. But as began to re-build my life and once again experienced JOY, it also became about me.
ABOUT IRENE WEINBERG:
They Serve Bagels in Heaven: One couple’s story of love, eternity, and the cosmic importance of everyday life begins with the amazing messages Irene Weinberg received from heaven during the tragic car accident that took her husband Saul’s life. Irene resides in Northern New Jersey, where she oversees business interests. She is a mother, a stepmother and a grandmother. The author invites readers to connect with her on her website.