The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 27, 2013

Grief rechanneled

   Sally Matthews, after reading in The Daily Item about your new book “Blue Balloon” (Life section, Dec. 15), I can sympathize with you losing your young son in 1981. In 1979 I went through a horrific house fire, losing my two daughters, Cindy, age 13, and Jeanne, age 10. It is so difficult to understand why these things happen.

Then peace and calmness and much praying seems to help, and knowing that they are in heaven with Jesus and the angels and is with your son Matthew, in heaven.

   Blessing and success with your new book.

Elaine Swartz,


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