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Memorial created 07-15-2014 by
Jill Frankenberry
April Katharine Frankenberry
April 10 1987 - March 2 2011

She did it, she graduated high school

This online memorial was created in loving memory of April Frankenberry, God's answer to my prayer for A CHILD TO RAISE, not a baby, A CHILD TO RAISE. And raise her I did, with everything in me, every day, every hour, every minute. When she left this earth, I was alone, I will be alone, that's okay, I was prepared for this. This was a victim soul, someone who may very well have volunteered to be my child because I was so ready, I was such a great mother, I loved her more than I ever knew it was possible to love someone. In return, she was on "loan", not mine, but God's. Please sign April's guest book and let us know you came to visit. to quote her favorite book out of dozens upon dozens of beautiful books I bought her as a young child, "I love you forever, I like you for always, so long as I'm living my baby you'll be". May God give me the courage to live out my life mission.


I am the Daughter of Lourdes

At age five, I died from double pneumonia (or was in the process of dying) and pericarditis (diagnosed when I was an adult as having occurred because my EKG is irregular).  I had a vision: it was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, I know this.  She warned me about my life, told me it would be extremely difficult, that my heart would be broken, and asked me if I was willing to serve God or go Home with her that day.  My earthly mother, Mae, looked down on me that morning and saw I seemed to be dead or dying.  She shook me and I woke up, I remember this moment very clearly.  I said to her, "Leave me alone, I want to stay with the Lady".  She and I discussed this many times during my adult life.  I never forgot that vision and, when the crisis was at hand, I knew what it was, what it meant, that I would lose my daughter at age 23 (2nd day of the 3rd month, she called me at home using my cellphone twice: 3:02PM and 4:23PM, you tell me). 

What is my mission at this point: to continue living, to be a strong witness for the existence of GOD, for His great mercy and love.  Without that apparition at age five, (my soul was not age five), I would have taken my life on March 2, 2011.

God is real.  He does not punish us or curse us, there is free will in the universe although it is structured upon very rare and very permanent "laws".  He is our refuge, and the innocent go to Him, into His arms, into His eternal presence, where there is so much beauty that it cannot be described in words.


In the beginning

I remember this day; she was all dressed up, ready for her first birthday party.  The love between us IS so special.  I miss you April so very much but I know where you are, my dearest, heart of my heart.


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