Wisdom from Caroline Flohr

Three knocks at the front door wake me. Two emergency responders greet me with news that my twin daughter is dead. She is 16 years old; me, just 40. An odd clarity washes over me…

We are all rowing our boat across the river of life; all starting on the same shore, all going to the shore across the way. Some row one way; some row another way. The current runs swift in some areas; in other areas we can glide. Yet, in the end, we all get to the other shore.

Eight years later, this I believe:

  • What matters in the end are the connections we leave behind. Let’s use our time to share ourselves with others. Open up. Smile. Listen. Laugh. It’s not just the quality of time, it’s also the quantity of time shared that matters. Connect with your children, families, friends, communities, and strangers. Connect with Nature and the Universe.Life as we know it will come to an end, sometimes much sooner than we expect. But the love of those who have passed lives on in our hearts. We never walk alone. Connections remain and strengthen us in ways we never dream possible….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Caroline Flohr is the mother of five and the author of Heaven’s Child, an inspiring true story that illuminates the miraculous business of living.

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Kay M.
.5 years ago

Oh Caroline, thank you for your article, I am so sorry for your loss. The information you had in the article was profound. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. We will always be so greatful..

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se5 years ago

Beautiful picture, my place and for the horses :-) :-)

Vita Pagh
Vita P5 years ago

Sometimes ...out of the deepest pain grows the strongest courage...to live on...
Sorry for your loss .... thank you for sharing.

Azure Wildflowers

thank you!

Geoff Price
Past Member 5 years ago


Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck5 years ago

Very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing.

Liliana Garcia
Liliana G5 years ago

Very inspiring and courageous. I'm glad you have five other children in your life, not replacing the loss but probably making it more bearable. Thanks.

Magdika Cecilia Perez

thank you

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush5 years ago

Expounding is always a good thing.