THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA
By Kathy Renna
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
Anyone who knows my family or me knows that I can only take the positive path to deal with Anastasia’s death. Anastasia and I had a spiritual relationship from the beginning. In a dream my Mother said the answers were in the pictures. Eight months later we adopted Anastasia and Irina from a land far from us in Russia. Before we even knew who we were adopting, I would see this image of a young girl, very thin with scraggly hair standing alongside my bed. Only after we adopted her and Irina did I realize that that little girl was Anastasia.
THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA. We would talk all of the time about how she was helping all of her friends, or even casual people she met. She helped stray animals. She helped friends in jail. She helped the underdog. She wanted to be a psychologist and use her difficult background to understand others and reach out to them in ways others could not. THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA.
So here we are and now Anastasia is doing her best work. Through her death she is more powerful than in life. The news of her death shocked people. The news of her death has saddened us to the core. But this is THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA. The morning a friend of hers heard the news of her death.. he checked into DETOX. People stopped. People cried. People looked in the mirror. People thought about her but they also took stock of their own lives. Where they were. What they were doing. What their children were doing…..or not doing! THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA.
Her time on earth is done but she has more work to do. You will think of her, remember her and love her. You will use her memory, her words, her smiling face to improve your life, make better decisions, use better judgment. You may look more closely at the signs you thought were meaningless. You will stop at a crossroads and take a different turn. You will change. THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA.
You might think how sad it was for her to die so young and not have loved and gotten married and all that. But you see she did. She found her true love and soulmate in Barry Tharp. They both died in the exact same way and they both died on the 28th of the month. Anastasia was complete. There was no other. She had a deep and loving connection so God took her home. She had finished her work on earth but now she still has work to do. THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA.
Anastasia had a deep connection to my Mother with the same name. Not until she was older and everyone, including herself, called her Anna, did I realize how deep the connection was. I was 25 when I lost my Mother suddenly. Now I lost my daughter suddenly when she was 25. Her birthday was March 25. THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA.
My Mother was a leader of friends and family. They were both Aries. They are both gone but not forgotten. A friend told me my Mother talks to us through sunflowers. I know that Anastasia will talk to us through daisies. Look for the signs as they will be all around you. Anastasia loved the saying. KEEP YOUR FACE TO THE SUNSHINE AND YOU CANNOT SEE THE SHADOW… by Helen Keller.
Anastasia has finally found the “light.”
Find your light.
Use Anastasia’s death to help you and guide you. Use her death to change the things you thought you could not.
Draw on her strength when you have none.
Her death has great meaning.
The true measure of her worth will now be felt.
She is doing the very thing she wanted to do. And that was to help people.
She will even help us get through this dark time.
The name Anastasia means “resurrection” …returning to life after death.
Look around you she is everywhere. She is powerful.
THIS IS THE POWER OF ANASTASIA.
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