This is a story about a lovely young woman named Callie McAllister, who falls in love with, and marries, the perfect man. They move into a beautiful mansion that has been in her husband's family for hundreds of years. Then, one morning Callie wakes up to find that her husband is far from perfect, and her marriage is not what she had dreamed it to be.
In her search for answers, she wonders through the section of the mansion that has been closed for over a hundred years. In one of the many rooms, she discovers a dusty, old journal. The name on the cover is Antone Bellani - her husband's great-great-grandfather. She wipes the cobwebs from the journal and finds a comfortable, though deterioating old chair.
Carefully, she opens the journal and begins to read about a young boy's adventures. Then, suddenly, the tone of the journal changes and she feels a chill run down her spins as she reads four separate entries spanning a two-year period.
Today is my thirteenth birthday. My father did not come to celebrate with me. He is too busy trading slaves. . . . .
In my dreams I see the faces of the children my father keeps in the cave . . . .
I wish my father was a better man. He does not love my mother as he should. He does not love me . . . .
today, I am fourteen. My mother gave me a dog. I think he will replace my father in my heart for he is better than my father . . . . .
My father told me these people have no souls, but I know they have beautiful souls . . .
the remaining pages of the journal were blank. But what Callie learns from the pages she has read will lead her on a journey through secret rooms and hidden caves to those who have waited hundreds of years for her to fulfill a promise she had made in another time.
The name of the story (book) is "Journey of the Promise." If you have a chance to read it, please do so. The author would be ever so grateful.
Before I sign off, I want to leave you with this thought: "Do not pray for tasks equal to your power. Pray for power equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. You shall be the miracle."
I can't remember whose quote this is. I only know that it has affected my life for good. Thank you for visiting.