Author recounts her journey, particularly the tragic car accident that claimed the lives of her son, his wife, and their 10-month-old daughter and the profound experiences of receiving messages from him, who asked her to help children
JOAQUIN, Texas – Following the birth of her son, Jon, in 1976, author Joann Bush frequently encountered persistent voices predicting that he would not live beyond the age of 18. Initially dismissing these messages as silly and unfounded, Bush, while holding a belief in God, was uncertain about the concept of life after death. In her book, “My Borrowed Angel: God’s Message about the Future” (published by iUniverse), Bush recounts her journey, particularly the tragic car accident in 1999 that claimed the lives of 23-year-old Jon, his wife, and their 10-month-old daughter.
In the throes of grief, Bush shares the profound experiences of receiving messages from Jon, who implored her to help children. Believing that God had temporarily loaned her Jon for a specific purpose, Bush has since established a foundation in honor of Jon, Macy, and Misty to aid children facing major medical conditions.
The motivation behind writing the book, as expressed by Bush, is to inspire and support parents who have lost children. However, she hopes the book will extend solace to those who have experienced the loss of any loved ones. Encouraging readers not to dismiss their feelings but to heed their inner selves, Bush suggests that these emotions might be their loved ones reaching out to them.
When asked about the takeaway for readers, Bush underscores the presence of God and departed loved ones. She encourages readers to recognize that everyone has a purpose, even if it is not immediately apparent. Through her personal journey, Bush wants readers to understand that her borrowed angel, Jon, has inspired the creation of a foundation that supports children with major medical conditions and funds research for Jon’s nieces, Juvenile Dermatomyositis. In essence, the book communicates the profound message that, through their borrowed time with loved ones, individuals can fulfill meaningful purposes and impact the lives of others.
“My Borrowed Angel: God’s Message about the Future”
By Joann Bush
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 78 pages | ISBN 9781663242907
E-Book | 78 pages | ISBN 9781663242891
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Joann Bush serves as the founder and CEO of the Jon, Macy, & Misty Bush Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting children facing significant medical challenges. With a career spanning 50 years as a medical laboratory technologist, Bush brings a wealth of experience and passion to her commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children. Explore further information about Bush’s nonprofit organization and the impactful work it does for children with major medical issues at www.jmmbush.org.