Notes from Ella's
During Ella's battle with her cancer, many
of you responded to our family's call to put
Ella into as positive a light as you could,
praying and visualizing her whole and healthy.
Sadly, we were not able to pull off the miracle
of her survival. Yet your prayers and visualizations
were not in vain. They helped sustain us with
hope and encouragement during those challenging
months. For that we are very grateful.
We composed this section of Ella's Web site
in five areas: my thoughts in letter-form to
you (this page), my
visualizations for everyone, a
sampling of your visualizations, a
section for prayers with a forum for a spirituality
discussion (to be developed), and an
animation of a waterfall with butterflies
that could serve as a focal point for anyone
to visualize, meditate or pray for Ella.
Visualizations, I have extracted many of
your visualization entries from the original
Carepages. I am reposting some of them because
they offer inspiration for us all to use our
imaginations in picturing the improvement of
some portion of our lives or our loved ones'
lives in a positive and healthy way. Let me
know if you want to add to this section with
Visualizations, I offer you some imageries
of mine that might be helpful or soothing. Currently,
these visualizations are in written text, but
I hope to someday put them into audio files
so you can listen to them. We'll see.
In the section entitled Prayer
and Spirituality, I wish to offer some prayers
and thoughts for discussion regarding honoring
our departed loved ones. Our family's support
comes from many religious backgrounds and belief
systems, so I will approach this topic in a
broad way. Since I am not an "expert"
in any specific religion, I welcome your contributions
to this section to expand upon my own. If you
would like me to consider your entry, please
me. At present, this section is a work-in-process
and is not yet ready for posting.
In the section Animation:
Waterfall & Butterflies, is a peaceful
scene of a waterfall with sunbeams and butterflies
and birds flying in and out. Feel free to use
this to help focus your own visualization, meditation
or prayer for Ella.
Again dear friends, thank you all for your
ongoing love and support.