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I admire your courage in writing this piece. Your insight and empathy are evident in every word.
This was great--excellent writing. And I agree with your views on suicide. We're not called upon to judge the motives and actions of others. That job belongs to God alone for He alone knows our thoughts and can judge with fairness.
Although I did not particularly enjoy this piece, your message was strong and was very well crafted. Food for thought.
Wow--a big "gulp" at the end of this one! What a unique and poignant piece, and very thought-provoking. Well done.
Deffinately an eye opener.. well done Doc.
Wow. I'm not exactly sure what to say. Very well-crafted, that's for sure. I'm sure that I exactly enjoyed it, but can you really enjoy something so dar and true? I respect you for taking on this topic.
What I meant to say was, "I'm NOT exactly sure I enjoyied it..." But I might as well also say that I liked the connection of the postcard, and her husband and son.
Extremely well-written. You definitely captured this woman's struggle amazingly well. I commend you also for taking this topic on. It was definitely an eye-opener for me!
A wonderful perspective on this unfortunate womans' turmoil. A very interesting and well-written piece. And yes, it is up to God to judge each person's eternal destination. Thank you for sharing this!
Congratulations on your "Highly Commended" win! This was a bold bit of writing that captured me. I have to admit that I just sat there for a moment when I finished, not quite sure what to think! While I agaree with you 100%, I'm not sure I've ever read anything like this. God bless you as you continue to grow in your gifts and talents! Very, very well done!
Hi Deborah,

I don't know if you have PM, so I'll have to leave this as a comment. I was a judge for the river contest. I really thought this piece was excellent. It presented a topic that is normally shied away from in a thought-provoking manner. I just wanted to tell you that you rated number one on my list, both in advanced and overall. I was hoping that this story would make it into the book so more people would hear this message. Anyway, thank you for being brave enough to write this (and for being a fantastic writer!).
May God bless you in all you do!

Glad I stopped by to read this, Deb. Although dark and depressing, what a way with words you have and of course, insight too! However, it was truly awful to visit the mind of someone so sick. Sad. Well done, though! Blessings, Jo