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Finally writing my book!

My beautiful son Alexander passed away in 2003 from a congenital heart defect. It was the hardest time of my life and I still have my moments where it can be unbearable. The ladies here at Two Peas rallied around me and helped ease the pain of the loss that I was going through.

One thing that has helped me through the loss of my son is receiving the many signs that he has given me thougout the years. I have finally decided to fulfill my dream and write a book that collaborates various stories from people who have had signs from beyond, including my own personal story and signs from my beautiful son.

Up until now, I think the grief and pain was too fresh to write this book, but now it has been over eight years and I feel that this book will be extremely cathartic for myself and for others in a state of sadness and grief.

After my son died, I read a lot of books on the “afterlife” and experiences that people had with their loved ones after they passed away. These books made me feel like my son was closer than I realized and that all of the “signs” I had been given were not mere coincidence, but pure love from the other side.

In this book I will reveal many of the signs that my son has given me and explain his entire story. Alex’s life was only 22 days long, but his memory will live on forever and hopefully through this book, he will touch even more lives.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, and if you want to be a part of my book, I would love to have you! I appreciate and cherish each and every story that is given to me and will hold it in the highest regard.

Please email me your stories to be considered for publication in my book.


What a wonderful way to pay tribute to the ones we miss so dearly.
You can visit the website for my book here: 
Our Angels Await – Stories of Love From Beyond by Lora Mercado


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Reasons not to be crabby…

I am grateful for:

* My beautiful daughter
* Memories of my son
* My hard working husband
* My mom for always helping me out with my daughter
* TRUE friends
* My warm house
* Food in my fridge
* No war in my backyard
* My kitties
* The ability to read, write, think, walk, love
* the feeling of ambition
* the information I have gathered on my ancestors online
* living in the United States
* a full house for my January Scrapbook Retreat!

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A Digital Recipe Page

I am creating a digital family recipe book, with all of my relatives “famous” recipes. I am so excited that I actually have a few photos of them in the kitchen, so it should be pretty cool when I am done with it. I just want my daughter to have something from her heritage to hold dear and pass on after I am long gone. I am truly grateful for these photos and recipes, and I hope my daughter will be as well….

recipe Chix Noodles SM

This page was created with Creative Memories Recipe Digital Kit.

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“Sparkle Hugs!”

On Wednesday evening, my daughter and I spent some quality time making these cute little “Sparkle Hugs” thingys.

They came in a kit that I bought her for her birthday. She loves to do crafty things and this was a great project for us to do together. What a fun bonding time we had!

I am so grateful for moments like these!



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Haunted Steam Engine Ride!

On Sunday afternoon we went to the Hesston Steam Museum to ride on a “Haunted Steam Engine”. It was FREEZING out, but boy, did we have FUN! They had the best HOT Apple Cider too! I can’t wait to scrap these pictures!!

This was DEFINATELY a day to be grateful for!

My little sweetie was TUCKERED OUT after a long day!

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Painting Pumpkins!

Friday night we all sat at the kitchen table and painted the pumpkins we bought at the pumpkin patch earlier that day. I am so grateful for moments like that!

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A few Scrapbook Pages….

These are a few simple pages that I did last weekend at my scrapbook retreat. I was trying to force myself to scrap differently that I normally do…..Using only one photo instead of a bunch of them all crammed on a page…..

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