As Americans we have a false sense of security that the safety regulations that protect us in the United States are the same elsewhere. We need to have more awareness to the dangers of international travel, especially to tourist areas in third world countries. There are many dangers associated with excursions and tours outside of the United States that we fail to properly warn and prepare travelers for. Medical services are far from adequate in many places we travel and often our health insurance doesn't cover areas we visit. Many parents whose children have died from accidents on ATV’s have expressed the same thought of, "If only I had known". Parents need to understand the dangers associated with ATV's being ridden by minors. No child under 16 should drive an ATV, they simply are too powerful and dangerous. Far more children have been killed on ATV's than most are aware. Educating on safety and creating awareness to the dangers will save the lives of many. A Mother’s Journey of Love, Loss & Life Beyond. About the Author Jennifer L. Scalise is a devoted, single mother who resides in St. Charles, Missouri with her two children, Blake (18) and Paige (9). After her daughter’s death, Jennifer brought Although she endured an incomprehensible pain she slowly and steadily overcame the challenges and after staring death in the face transformed her life. Drawing upon the personal experiences she and her family endured, she skillfully relates the many lessons that she learned from her daughter’s death. She has established a nonprofit organization in Brooke's honor that focuses on increasing faith in junior high school-aged children by providing church camp scholarships. She offers important and helpful guidance for those forced to face the reality of living after the unanticipated death of a loved one. Here are just some of the valuable insights: Loss is inevitable, be prepared. Although death is something each of us will encounter in our life, there is very little to help us plan for this emotionally or prepare us for what to expect. Instead you are left struggling for answers in the midst of your darkest days feeling alone like an outcast. In reality you aren't alone - there are many others going through exactly the same thing, far more than you can comprehend. Death is all around us and should not be feared but instead must be understood. Adversity is a means to grow. Life's challenges teach us to open our eyes and see life in a new light. It is typically in the midst of our hardest times that we turn to God to find peace. It is unlikely that if everything were perfect, we would feel the need to seek God in our lives. It is through these difficult times that we grow spiritually furthering us on our path of our life journey. Life’s challenges are meant to cause you to reach within your soul to discover the real you. This is how we learn, grow, and find wisdom and strength for our continued journey and what lies ahead.
A Mother's Journey of Love, Loss & Life Beyond is an inspirational true-life story that will touch the very core of your soul, awaken your faith and reaffirm your beliefs in eternal life. As she soaks in one of the last days on what has been a perfect family vacation in Costa Rica, Jennifer Scalise has no idea that she is about to come face-to-face with an incomprehensible tragedy that will claim the life of her 12-year-old daughter, Brooke. In the days that follow, hidden discoveries and a series of simultaneous events too parallel to be deemed coincidence reveal that Brooke’s life had a divine purpose and her soul had been preparing for the journey home. As she begins to unravel her daughter’s messages, somewhere between conviction and proof, Jennifer finds an unshakable faith in eternal life and serenity in knowing Brooke remains by her side with a love unabridged by death. Puzzle pieces come together to comfort Jennifer and prove Brooke had a profound relationship with Christ – a deep love that came from within not molded by her upbringing. Her worship journal, letters to God, and various other writings demonstrate her unselfish love for all. Brooke’s love for God so intense, her calling home can only be seen as a celebration as she is clearly fulfilling her destiny in life, what God had planned for her as His child all along. Despite the incomprehensible pain she endured, Jennifer slowly and steadily overcame the challenges and after staring death in the face transformed her life. Jennifer shares her journey and fight for survival – offering hope and encouragement to others so they see that they, too, can survive life’s most difficult challenges. Enduring this terrible loss led Jennifer to look at life more closely and has helped her to understand its true meaning and purpose. “We have to believe and we must have faith, knowing with confidence that our lives are eternal, and our loved ones truly never leave us. We are stronger than we realize or ever deemed possible. I have found that it is in the midst of the hardest times that I turn to God to find peace. It is unlikely that if everything were perfect, we would feel the need to seek God in our lives. It is through these difficult times that we grow spiritually, furthering us on the path of our life journey,” says Scalise. Although Jennifer struggled with the loss of her child, she has found tremendous peace in knowing her daughter’s life was destined to be a sign of hope and faith for so many.
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Jennifer L. Scalise