The Long Road Home (Continued from What Doesn’t Kill Me…)


After he said he wanted to go home, I took Brant’s hand.

“Do you remember me?” I asked him.

“I love you,” he answered in that strange new voice we’d all get used to in the coming months. I smiled and kissed his fingers.

“I love you more,” I answered. His eyes narrowed at me, but he looked around at his family. My admission was something we’d discuss during a private moment later. He squeezed my hand gently. At first, I thought it was his attempt at being gentle, but we’d also find out that he’d have to relearn how to use his limbs, walk, talk and pretty much start over as an infant would from birth.

“I’ll be back at the next visiting hour,” I told him after his family talked to him for awhile. There wasn’t much he could say in response. His words were indistinguishable, as if he spoke another language.

As soon as Brant’s visiting hours were up, the family and I went to the waiting area. He hadn’t been awake for more than a few hours and the family told me, “You have to tell him what happened while he was asleep or we will.”

“He needs to rest and recuperate. He doens’t need to know his daughter was molested while he was under. That could set him back.”

“We don’t believe she was. That’s why we want you to tell him. He’ll be on our side.”

“You don’t know my husband very well, then do you?” I asked back and walked away from them. There was no way I would tell him something so shocking so soon after he awoke. There was no need. My daughter was fine (as fine as could be), and Brant’s recovery was the most important thing.

At this point, we didn’t know what sort of damage had been done to his brain or organs from being under so long and being on an oscillating ventilator, which is the ventilator that vibrates air into the lungs. He didn’t takes breaths like you and I anymore. His lungs vibrated, air entering and leaving in an extremely fast rate.

Brant’s stepmother, father and brother followed me as I walked away.

“I’m serious. If you don’t tell him, we will.” His father said.

I walked faster. I made it to the chapel and fell to my knees.

I don’t remember the exact prayer I prayed, but I do know I asked God for wisdom. I knew I could throw his family out, but that would make things worse. I might end up attacked on my way to my car if I had to leave to take money to mama. But Brant might also end up back where we were a day before if they stressed his body or mind, too much. I just asked God for his hand of protection over us.

In three hours, it was time for his next visitation and we’d be alone. I looked forward to it so much, yet dreaded it at the same time. His family had stolen what should have been one of the sweetest moments of my life…

WITHIN THE MOST HOLY OF CHALICES!


Odessa Loraine Black:

This is a gorgeous picture!

Originally posted on Humanity777's Blog:

WELCOME

MY NAME IS JOHN

THIS IS FOR REAL

THERE ARE OVER  “15,475″   FOLLOWERS HERE LISTENING, AND IN THE WEB, THERE’S A BUNDLE MORE.  AND FOR VERY GOOD REASONS.

NOW TOUCHING  “194”  COUNTRIES

SO, WHAT ABOUT YOU?

IN A WORLD GOING ABSOLUTELY MAD!

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PROPHECY SPOKEN BY YOUR MESSIAH:

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BECAUSE VERY SOON, ALL OF HUMANITY IS GOING TO LEARN CLEARLY, WHAT THIS MEANS:

“THE GREAT TRIBULATION”

A LESSON HUMANITY WILL NEVER FORGET

“I SAW ANOTHER GREAT AND MARVELLOUS SIGN IN HEAVEN.  I SAW SEVEN ANGELS HOLDING THE LAST SEVEN PLAGUES.  LAST BECAUSE WITH THEM GOD’S WRATH IS COMPLETED.”

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WHY IS THERE SO MUCH VIOLENCE ON EARTH RIGHT NOW; WHY ARE WARS SPREADING AND DESTROYING COMPLETE NATIONS?

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Ever After Cover Reveal


It’s been awhile since I’ve updated everyone, but I’ve been busy editing and writing new books. I’ll make myself less of a stranger now that I have more time. Since we’ve last talked I have some exciting news. Ever After (Cursed Series Book One) will release September 1, 2015.

After working with the cover designers for a week, they finally revealed one of the most beautiful covers I could have ever hoped for. The picture depicts so much of the novel, I wondered if the designer at Cora Graphics hadn’t gotten in my head and picked my brain. The colors are gorgeous. So eye-catching. The backdrop of the house behind the girl is exactly as I depicted it in the novel. I could go on and on about how great it is, but I’ll let you see. I’m tickled pink.

Pre-order here

http://www.amazon.com/After-Cursed-Odessa-Gillespie-Black-ebook/dp/B00QP3CZUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426930428&sr=8-1&keywords=Ever+After+Odessa+black

The Child of a Hoarder-Climbing from Under the Mountain


Hoarding leaves emotional scars. My life has been a wonderful one, my childhood having made me stronger, but it hasn’t been without emotional wounds that are still open and festering today. When I grew up the hoarding didn’t go away, I did when I moved out. I’m still battling it as a middle-aged adult, and as my parents age the mountain only gains a steeper climb.

HUNTER – My YA/NA Fantasy Romance Has Just Released. Come Check it Out.


Odessa Loraine Black:

Everyone please check out this author! She’s great! Her works are wonderful. I have read Protector and plan to delve into Warrior and Hunter before I go into the other series. Have fun!

Originally posted on Joanne Wadsworth:

Hunter

HUNTER

To love and protect…across worlds.

Nineteen-year-old Lieska Alura, a Dralion warrior from the planet Magio, calls an Australian Outback station her home away from home. Hounded by her skilled hunter senses, she is on a mission to track down one man, her soul-bound mate.

Peacian protector and hunter, Cole Cyrano, is driven by his soul’s demand to find his mated one, a woman he knows is his enemy. Dralion and Peacio are at war, and he ignores his soul’s call. Except Lieska shows up during a fierce training session inside his protectors’ arena, and his soul demands he protect her.

Completely, yet impossibly matched, they decide to renounce their bond, only not all goes as planned when Lieska receives word bushfires rage across her Outback station. She leaves, and now nothing can keep Cole from the hunt. He joins Lieska in driving the station’s cattle toward the mighty river…

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