Where is Bobby Kristina?
by DD Marx
This is a tragic story about a troubled girl who lost her mother, Whitney Houston, in a senseless, meaningless and preventable way. She lives in the public eye and cannot hide and grieve privately. In public, she’s tried to display strength but has also been extremely vocal about her tremendous loss and the pain she endured daily from the loss of her mom. Now it seems that she has followed closely in her mother’s footsteps and sadly suffered a similar demise.
I can’t help but continue to think about her and her current “state”. She is being kept alive on life support, is in a coma and has had zero signs of improvement for over two months. I certainly can understand and appreciate the family’s grief and the absolute want and need to fight to do whatever they can to try to get her back. When is enough, enough? I am not judging just more questioning what would I do if faced with similar choices? They certainly have the financial means to keep her alive but is it for them or for her? Something that has been on my mind since the story broke. After writing a novel about love and loss and believing in an after-life, are they just prolonging her pain by keeping her here in the physical world? Can she see her mom but not get to her because the people here aren’t willing to let her go?
When I lost my friend Dan it was instant. He was thrown from the vehicle and died on impact. When it happened, I cried and prayed, “Why couldn’t he break a leg, ribs or his clavicle? Why did he have to die? Why was he taken so suddenly and at such a young age?” I just kept asking, over and over, so many “whys”! I don’t wish it upon anyone, to be put in a position to have to choose life or death, to continue hoping or give up. I just keep them all in my prayers and hope it ends in peace, for all of them, sometime soon.
When Olivia gets news of her best friend Dan’s fatal car accident, her life is shattered. Consumed with grief and struggling to find any meaning or purpose to life, she trudges along with a gaping void in her heart. Finally, when her frustration reaches its peak, Olivia decides to put her trust in the depth of friendship the two of them shared. That trust finally allows him to breakthrough to her, and Dan begins to guide Olivia through the twists and turns of her life, leading to something new and entirely unexpected.
When Olivia exposes a gigantic internal scandal at work, her career implodes. With no job and nowhere to turn, she escapes to Palm Springs for the sympathy and care of her beloved cousin, Garrett. However, with only weeks left before the opening of his newest store, “Gin and Tonic,” Garrett isn’t quite the comfort Olivia had expected. She yet again tries to find her way, and in the process meets someone who begins to fill that void in her heart. She’s never before experienced a love like this; it heals her soul and rekindles her spirit – and just may have been the design of her dearly departed friend all along.
Beyond Believing is a sweet, funny, and romantic story that touches the heart, serves up delicious twists and turns, and shows the reader that there’s no such thing as “coincidence.” Author D.D. Marx regards this book as her “love letter to friendship,” written in memory of her best friend, Dan.
D.D. Marx is a contemporary romantic fiction writer and blogger, as well as a lover of all things social. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, as well as the Second City program in Chicago, where she currently resides. A proud aunt and self-described hopeless romantic, Marx has always has a knack for humorous and engaging storytelling. Her pen name is a dedication to her beloved friend Dan, who continues to guide and inspire her in her daily life.
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