Martha Waterfall-lo res

“A Taste of Eternity” is the  inspirational story of my determined quest to regain my life — and move forward with a renewed purpose – after suffering a car accident in 1999 in which I died three times and experienced heaven. A Taste of Eternity journeys through the emotions, triumphs and failings of the ensuing years, directly from my heart and soul. I defied medical odds, tapped into the inner drive that I developed as a college athlete, and reclaimed what meant most to me in life: the ability to parent; my physical capabilities; my ability to speak and socialize normally; and the confidence to again live a life of accomplishment and purpose.

In this blog, as in the book, I share my milestone accomplishments. They include the first time I walked again,my Mother’s Day 2000, being the nation’s #2 charity fundraiser for American Diabetes for the  2002 Dublin Marathon which I competed in, overcoming the pain of divorce, landing a management job in Real Estate that provided for my sons’ college education, returning to college for the first time in 30 years (and studying the deeper aspects of near-death experiences), sharing the beauty I saw and felt in Heaven with others, and jumping from 60-foot cliffs into the Ganges River on my 53rd birthday in March, 2012.

“One of the most powerful things in life is to not be afraid of death,” I wrote in the book. “Since my Near Death Experience nearly thirteen years ago, I have found that I’m able to live life more fully today in the moment of today.  I have a profound appreciation for life and for all living things.  I don’t fear death, but rather I actually look forward to it.”

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16 responses »

  1. Hey Martha,
    So nice to hear from you. As you said in your book, “One of the most powerful things in life is to not be afraid of death”. I am sure that’s something that must inspire you throughout. See this video, and you will know what I am talking about :

    Inspirational!

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  4. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts, have a nice day!

    • Tamika,
      You said I could be a great author, and I so want to thank you for your encouraging words. My book came out in German in October 2015 and I just
      signed a contract with Open Books Press for the English version A Taste of Eternity to come out this September.
      Thank you again for you positiveness you shared.

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  6. Blessing on you and on your book! I knew you could do it. I still have my copy of one of your first drafts on paper but remember better your words describing your experience.Congratulations my friend and enjoy your trip to the max. Ciao Bella

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