WanderingScribe

Feb, 2006. For the past five months I have been living in a car at the edge of woods — jobless and homeless and totally unable to find a way out. I can't sing, I can't dance, I can't scream loudly enough, but I can read and write. So here I am laying down tracks...hopefully the start of an online paper trail out of here. (Update: Miracles happen....if you are reading my story I am part of your proof.)

Monday, February 04, 2008

DS

An hour ago a friend of mine's father died; his name was Douglas. He was a good man. Maybe while you're passing this way you'll say a prayer for him.
x

32 Comments:

At 11:58 pm, Blogger Lye said...

hi. I'm Lye from the Philippines.

i read your article in this month's Reader's Digest...

im really glad you've found a place to share your feelings and thoughts.

youre in my prayers.
God Bless...

 
At 6:30 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry to hear that Anya, my thoughts are with his family.

Lisa

 
At 6:58 am, Anonymous Unaiza 4m Pakistan said...

may Allah bless his soul
now in arabic we call Allah instead of God

 
At 9:39 am, Anonymous missexotique said...

Hi Anya,

I am from Singapore and I bought your book from PageOne, which is a pretty major bookstore.

Your book truly inspires. It sends goosebumps down my spine and yet, I am simply amazed at the amount of determination that you had during the down times of your life.

May these down times be over for you. You know it is :)

Angels...they will always be there to look after you.

Love,
Joanna

 
At 9:50 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I salute you, Douglas.

 
At 11:47 am, Anonymous kerry said...

Hi anya just read your book and have just finished it and im in total shock at how you survived all this you are so brave wish id have known you and could have helped you x
kerry.

 
At 2:21 pm, Anonymous holly1989 said...

Hi anya ! Have just this second finished your book! im so glad youve come out on top...you have shown people that no matter what life throws at them they can still walk away with a happy ending.

 
At 2:36 pm, Blogger Rahmawati said...

Hi there, read abt u and this is just to say that u have such great soul. Sorry for the death of ur friend's father. I lost mine two years agoo and it still hurts. Visit my blog if u are free aftre replying comments to ur blog
Rahmawati from Malaysia

 
At 5:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your poor friend! my thoughts of with him/her! im sure their father has gone to a better place though xox

sending love and warm hugs to you and your friend <3 <3 <3

 
At 11:18 pm, Anonymous Aimee said...

Rest in peace, Douglas. His family are in my thoughts.

 
At 11:34 pm, Anonymous anita t eccleston said...

hello again anya, so glad you are still doing okay.this makes me smile. you are going to be one of lifes greatest suvivor. and as long as your blog goes on i will be keeping my eye on ya lol.(i emailed you to your email box my name is anita )take care love keep your eyes forever forward be safe best wishes anita

 
At 11:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anya, i have just finished reading your book literally two seconds ago and i am disturbed and in total awe at some of the things you have had 2 experience. You are such a brave and strong woman and i admire u for telling your story to the world so now perhaps they can be taught the horrors of life that can occur without any self control.
My deepest thoughts are with you and i truly hope ore people out there like yourself will learn from your experience and try to gain some control in their lives to prevent things from happenings.

 
At 1:05 am, Anonymous Danielle said...

Hello
I have just read your article in Reader's Digest. I will pray for both you and your friend.

*HUGS*

 
At 1:11 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I am technologically deficient but I hope this attempt reaches you. I am from the Philippines. I hope one day you could visit the place. There are many wonderful beaches here. It may help you get over that sad chapter of your life

 
At 4:17 am, Blogger Swedha said...

I say a prayer for your poor father's friend.
The only permanent thing in life is change. We have to keep our spirits up and be emotionally stable.

 
At 4:58 am, Anonymous cat said...

hi im cat here. i've read your story in the reader's digest for this month's issue. you're so brave, may God bless you. takecares in whatever you do now. stay brave and happy. :)

 
At 5:22 am, Anonymous CIN said...

hi,i am cindy from singapore.
I came across ur life story in Feb issue of Readers' Digest. it was rather superizing for me to know that someone can stay in the car for so long.I'm pretty much inspired by ur article.

God bless u and ur friend(:

 
At 9:53 am, Anonymous J'soe said...

God bless his soul...

May he rest in peace...

Do not be too upset...

A person's life is full of ups and downs...

May you and his family get over it...

 
At 1:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Josephine from the Philippines. First of all, I would like to give my condolence for the death of your friend's father. Don't worry, God is all-seeing and he knows how grieved you guys must be. He'll give you comfort.

I read your story in this month's issue of Reader's Digest and I gotta say, way to go! You've given inspiration to all the homeless, jobless and hopeless people. I just hope that someone who feels like all hope is lost is reading you article at this very moment. That way, he'll find strength in the success of someone. God Bless You and many cheers! :D

 
At 7:49 pm, Anonymous Soph said...

I will pray for him, your in my deepest thoughts. God bless.

 
At 7:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anya. I am from England I have just finished reading your book, a gift i had for Christmas, and God..what an inspiration you are. I can not imagine what your life must of been like. It makes me think how grateful i am for what i have...a home, two lovely children and a wonderful husband.

 
At 12:24 am, Anonymous mare said...

I learn your hardship from reader digest too, but everything works out fine eventually isn't it
I think that's because of your courage to turn your life around.

 
At 4:15 pm, Anonymous Deb's said...

Hi Im from South Africa, and i have just finished reading your book, totally amazing, and real proud of you for Not giving up!!
Im kinda sad that the book had to come to an end, and im now wondering what you are doing, and have you found your own place!!
Any chance of a 2nd book?

 
At 9:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now hes there he can watch over you alwaysXxx

 
At 11:41 am, Anonymous MatrixZ said...

Hey I read about you in the february issue's reader digest.I'm sorry for your friend's father. Hope he rests in peace.

 
At 6:43 am, Anonymous Amalina said...

Hello Anya.
Im 13, from Singapore.
Wow, i read the Reader's Digest about your story.
Sad.
My whole school discussed that topic.
Really.
[:

 
At 6:27 pm, Blogger weng said...

GOD BLESS U ALWAYS AM PROUD OF YOU

 
At 3:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello anya! i'm greys from philippines. your courage of accepting defeat and rising against the odds moved me, in a way that made me reflect on my own life. your story reminded me that the sun always sets but it will also always rise...

i'm proud of you. God bless you more!

 
At 10:33 am, Blogger patricia quinton said...

Hi Anya,
Just read your book on the way over to Thailand.
Disturbing but inspiring.May your life be full of happy moments. xx
Patricia from Australia.

 
At 5:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Anya, I just read your story published in the February issue of the readers digest. I had mixed emotions. I envy you for the strength you've shown throughout, the courage and will to move on...to live! I have lots of personal issues that haven't been settled and unable to disclose to anyone. Your story has inspired me. thank you.

 
At 3:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anya :)
I'm Sandra from Sweden, i have just finished reading your book and I think it was a great book, sad off course, but you didn't give up and I think that's amasing of you. I'm so proud of you and I hope get a the life you really deserve :)
God bless you
Love Sandra

 
At 1:42 pm, Blogger cougarstripes said...

Hi Anya, i too am from the philippines and i too read your article in Readers Digest. I want you to know your story really touched a 10-yr old child--me. Best of wishes

 

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