“This story of mine is kind of like a rainbow. Colorful
lines leading somewhere and nowhere, where does it
begin and when does it end.”
Jimmy Fitzsimons is 15-years old and questions many things,
including heaven. He loves baseball and his mother, but after her
sudden death, he questions even more things. He feels lost, as the
only person he’s ever loved has been taken from him. Then four
months later, on the night of the great mystery, Jimmy is given last
rites and soon after pronounced dead from wounds he suffers in a
fire. He awakens in the afterlife, where someone is waiting for him.
What follows is a journey many of us would love to have. To speak
again with someone we loved and lost. To learn the truth. To forgive.
And to have back a chance to say goodbye.
Jimmy is dead for over five minutes before his heart starts beating
again. After he recovers from his wounds, he tells his story and the
lessons he learns to the only person he thinks will believe him—a
priest. A story of an extraordinary encounter, somewhere between
this life and the next, with his mother who he thought he had lost
forever, but somehow, found again.
About the Author, John O'Shaughnessy
John O’Shaughnessy is also the author of a memoir, The
Greatest Gift-A Return to Hope. He is also a Certified Grief
Counselor and Co-Founder with his wife Sandy, of Good
Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement organization
located in Plymouth Michigan. John and Sandy are both
widowed. Together they have four children, Eric, Collin,
Morgan and Ryan. In 2012 they welcomed Collin’s wife
Kimberly into the family. You can find out more about the author and his ministry at www.goodmourningministry.net.
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