The story behind Remembering You is one of those situations that cannot be explained.
This book was written in 2008, five years before my husband died of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
And here’s the mystery. My husband was healthy in 2008, no hint of disease.
How did events written in Remembering You turn out to be true in my life five years later?
In Remembering You Susan Martin’s husband Graham knew about his terminal diagnosis before Christmas and he didn’t tell Susan because he knew how much she loved Christmas and he didn’t want to ruin their last Christmas together.
My husband did exactly the same thing five years later after the book was written! He didn’t tell me he was in the last stages of ALS because he wanted me to have a good Christmas, our last together.
Both my fictional character, Graham Martin, and my husband died of an incurable disease.
In Chapter Twelve of Remembering You, Graham talks to Susan about the urgency they feel in what they say to each other, the fear they share. Graham describes the exhaustion he felt, his need to keep Susan close to him in those last months, his last wish that she find happiness after he was gone.
These things all happened in our life five years later when my husband was dying!
It sends a chill down my spine every time I think about how the essential parts of my fictional story turned out to be true in my life five years after it was written.
I’ve written many stories over the past twenty-five years, and none of them ever came true later on in my own life.
My questions to you as a reader are these.
Does our subconscious mind know our future?
Are we simply living what has already been set out for us in our lives?
And if our experiences are pre-destined, does that remove personal choice?
I’ve never written a fictional story containing details that turned out to be true later on in my life. And I’d like to know if you’ve ever had a similar experience happen to you; that you were aware of things before they came true later in your life or someone else’s life.
If you have, I’d really like to hear from you. Anything you tell me will be in strictest confidence.
You can reach me through my Contact Page.
And if you’d like to know the rest of the story, Remembering You is available at the following bookstores: