Whitley Strieber has written a journal reflecting on Anne’s life and contribution. He reports that she is still on the road of recovery from her stroke, and they are confidently expecting that she will return home in the near future. At present, what caused her stroke is unclear, and her medical team is running tests to determine this and develop a plan of prevention.

Anne: Lady in Autumn
is a reminder of the tremendously important contributions that Anne has made to the understanding of the close encounter experience, and the lives and dignity of everybody who has had it.

Whitley says, "I expect to have Anne back home. However, strokes and brain tumors are a dangerous combination, and we are both well aware that things may not go as we hope. We are spending a reflective and tender time together just now."

To read Whitley’s Journal about Anne, click here.

I am sitting here in Anne’s hospital room reflecting on the forty-five years of our marriage and all she has accomplished and all she has given. She lies beside me sleeping. Mostly now, that’s what she does. Her body is in need of profound healing, and sleep is a natural response to the trauma of the stroke she recently sustained. Later, she will hopefully enter rehabilitation and regain some of what she has lost or–knowing my wife–maybe all of it.

It seems to me that it’s a good time to contemplate her life, and our life together. Immediately upon meeting, we fell madly in love, and these two rather conservative and modest kids simply went wild for one another. Our young life was poor but fun, living in a tiny Manhattan apartment. When Anne first saw it–it was a typical bachelor wreck–she took a look around and said, ‘it has possibilities.’

It did, and so did we. But I’m not really here to reminisce, tempting as that is. I would like instead to talk about Anne’s accomplishments in life, a number of which are quite literally unique in this world.

When we met, I saw that she was absolutely brilliant–and also that she did not realize this! She’d had a dreadful home life, and very little attention had been paid to her needs and wants so she simply had not had the opportunity to enjoy her wonderful mind. We changed that. She began to devour everybody from Cervantes to Salinger, and completed a degree in English Literature at Fordham, then went on to get a masters in early childhood education from the famed Bank Street College of Education.

At the same time, I worked in the advertising business and wrote novels after hours. One after another of these were rejected–seven of them–until I finally despaired and threw away my typewriter, cleared off my desk, and decided to concentrate on my business career. Anne had delayed having her first child so that I wouldn’t be overwhelmed with obligations, and it was time to end that. Seven years and seven rejections were a message I could not ignore. In those days, at 30, she was beginning to look toward the end of her childbearing years. She was aching for a baby. So I said to her, ‘let’s start our family.’ She hugged me in a silence that I took to be happy assent.

Two days later when I came home, though, I found all my writing equipment back in place. Without referring to what I’d done and how she had responded, she said that she thought that an idea I’d recently had about werewolves was good, and I should do that, even though it wasn’t ‘literature.’ I sat down at my desk and quietly cried. Her wish for my happiness in life was so great. Soon thereafter, I started writing that book, and I’d never experienced anything like it. The characters leaped to life. The story burned in me and flew onto the page.

A year later my first novel, the Wolfen, was published. The same week we signed the contract, we conceived our child.

From that day to this, Anne has been my muse and my first line editor, at which job she is a consummate expert. She also proved to be the kindest, gentlest and wisest mother a little boy could imagine. They were not only mother and son, but also good friends. Anne did not punish. She set firm boundaries, though, and when they were breached, reacted with gentle guidance.

Into the middle of our happy domestic life came the devastating challenge of the Communion experience. When I published my narrative of it, we were unexpectedly rocked by massive publicity, both acclaim and rejection. She stuck by me and fought on behalf of her marriage even when I was in the process of deciding that I was no longer fit to be a husband and father. Once the truth of what had happened had come into focus, though, she took the role of the open-minded skeptic and made the first of a number of decisions that have proved to be of extraordinary importance.

This was that I should not assume that the visitors were aliens from another planet at all, but rather that we should keep the whole experience in question. Over the years, this has become the foundation of my work, as it still is. It is the core message of Communion, and the guiding principle of my whole relationship with the unexplained.

After the book was published, we got thousands upon thousands of letters. Instead of glancing at them and discarding them, Anne went to work, hiring our now lifelong friend Lorie Barnes to help her, and reading and cataloging them. She would often work from eight in the morning until ten at night on the letters, taking time out as needed to be a wife and mother.

She kept a big chart to keep track of repeated descriptions, and one day she came out of her office and said to me, ‘Whitley, this has something to do with what we call death.’ She had discovered what is now a truism of the contact literature, which is that witnesses often see the dead in the context of encounters with the visitors.

I think that this is one of the most important of human discoveries, and that it will lead in time to a new and much more coherent understanding of who and what we are, and what place we have in the skein of life and in the universe.

She helped me to realize that there was no proof that aliens were even involved in the close encounter experience, but also that the rejection of this powerful human experience was a moral failure and a scientific tragedy. Because of her clarity of mind and gentle, persistent will, I have rejected all temptation to join either the UFO community or the skeptics, but to remain aloof from what has come to seem to me to be exactly what she maintained it was in the beginning: a debate that cannot be ended because neither side has enough information to put the question to rest.

Anne is a true master in the deepest sense of that term, and like all such masters, is a traveler on the middle way.

She also has a profoundly revolutionary spirit. She is not afraid. She is an explorer. And now, as I sit here beside her hospital bed and look down at her in this great struggle, I also look to the future. If she is approaching the end of her time with me and with us, then a great soul is ascending, and that is a matter for awe, respect and gratitude.

How I love her. I am so grateful that she came to me, looked at my hopeless ambitions and total lack of prospects, and said, ‘it has possibilities.’

My fondest hope, in my soul and in my blood, is that she will stay here with me a little longer, for there is always more to the journey of life.

We both want more, but are also surrendered to the greater will that guides all being with the same grace and compassion that pours through her.

Meister Eckhart said that we must become as a clear glass through which god can shine. Anne is such.

68 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing with
    Thank you for sharing with us, once again.

    No greater words can be said of anyone than you have said of Anne. We are all blessed because Anne walks with you. May the highest good, deepest love, greatest peace and complete healing carry you both forward.

  2. Thank you for sharing with
    Thank you for sharing with us, once again.

    No greater words can be said of anyone than you have said of Anne. We are all blessed because Anne walks with you. May the highest good, deepest love, greatest peace and complete healing carry you both forward.

  3. Thank you Whitley for being
    Thank you Whitley for being so open, and letting all of us in, to what surely must be one of the most difficult moments of anyones life. I can’t help but feeling moved and touched by both of your experiences, and what you have said.

    But most of all by how much you and Ann have given to all of us, in your writing and willingness to share so much of yourselves so openly.

    There are millions of us, who have been touched, helped, and guided by both you and Ann and your work together. I am one of those people.

    I hope and pray that you and Ann do have more time together. So you both can continue to grow, and learn, and teach all of us.

  4. Thank you Whitley for being
    Thank you Whitley for being so open, and letting all of us in, to what surely must be one of the most difficult moments of anyones life. I can’t help but feeling moved and touched by both of your experiences, and what you have said.

    But most of all by how much you and Ann have given to all of us, in your writing and willingness to share so much of yourselves so openly.

    There are millions of us, who have been touched, helped, and guided by both you and Ann and your work together. I am one of those people.

    I hope and pray that you and Ann do have more time together. So you both can continue to grow, and learn, and teach all of us.

  5. How beautiful and profound.
    How beautiful and profound. And how lucky we all are to have you share this with us. You both have such inner beauty. Thank you for the love you express between you; it flows to all of us.

  6. How beautiful and profound.
    How beautiful and profound. And how lucky we all are to have you share this with us. You both have such inner beauty. Thank you for the love you express between you; it flows to all of us.

  7. So beautiful; your words,
    So beautiful; your words, your hearts, and your relationship.

  8. So beautiful; your words,
    So beautiful; your words, your hearts, and your relationship.

  9. We are all grateful Anne put
    We are all grateful Anne put that writing equipment back! – God bless you both.

  10. We are all grateful Anne put
    We are all grateful Anne put that writing equipment back! – God bless you both.

  11. This was an emotional read
    This was an emotional read for me, Whitley. My heart really goes out to you and I can’t help but reflect on my own life and wife – and the fact that we will all have to face this someday. I’m really hoping things continue to turn for the better, and I believe they will. Hang in there. I’ll continue to say extra prayers for Anne and your family.

  12. This was an emotional read
    This was an emotional read for me, Whitley. My heart really goes out to you and I can’t help but reflect on my own life and wife – and the fact that we will all have to face this someday. I’m really hoping things continue to turn for the better, and I believe they will. Hang in there. I’ll continue to say extra prayers for Anne and your family.

  13. Thank you for another
    Thank you for another beautiful journal entry, especially at what must be a very difficult time.

    I had a stroke manifesting as aphasia (loss of language) in 2005 at the age of 45. I could barely talk, could not read, and most disturbingly lost most of my “inner dialogue”, something we all take so much for granted that it seems to be consciousness itself. It isn’t of course, but when you can’t talk to yourself in your head it’s very disorienting and fairly frightening. On our way to the hospital I knew that my life had just changed profoundly, and without warning. If this was how I was to be for the rest of my life, I certainly couldn’t do my job, or maybe even want to live. It was a real journey into the unknown at that point.

    I could basically understand what others were saying, even though written signs might as well have been written in Cyrillic. But within a few hours I felt like I had recovered about half of my ability to talk and maybe a quarter of my ability to read. For this reason plus my relatively young age, the doctors thought I had just a TIA, which is much less serious. But the eventual MRI results showed the stroke damage on my brain quite clearly, basically about a quarter sized spot of dead brain tissue. The fact that within hours my brain was already successfully replacing so many complex pathways of language was IMO a virtual miracle. It took a few weeks before I started to feel close to normal on the inside, and in reality maybe a few months to where I couldn’t even tell something had happened, but within a day or two it would have been easy to fool most people on the outside that anything serious had even happened to me. I did not even require any rehabilitation therapy; I just got better.

    Fortunately for me, I recovered with remarkable speed and completeness. In fact I took part in a later stroke study at Columbia in NYC, under the partial direction of Dr. Moore who is a leading textbook author on the subject. I found out later that apparently I was the only stroke sufferer they had ever encountered who had no discernible remnant effects of stroke. You see, the brain can mask over damage by building new pathways, but there are conditions of stress, fatigue, and/or impairment by substances that can consistently “unmask” the original stroke effects. This is how the study was conducted, by performing tests before and after the administering of certain drugs, like Midazolam, where some of those tests were performed while inside a functional MRI machine. Until me, their drugs could always make some degree of prior stroke symptoms reappear, or at least that’s what I was later told. Apparently, my brain did such a good job that my performance could not be distinguished from the non-stroke control group. I was also told that some people with brain damage that looks exactly like mine on an MRI have far different outcomes; the big question is why? I don’t know what they eventually learned, but of course it is an understatement to say that I’m happy to be an outlier in this case! The bottom line is this: I deeply wish Anne the very same outcome and a full recovery, and I hope mine is a story of hope.

    I also slept a lot in the days of my recovery, so I understand that very well. I had some terrible headaches in the first few days. I don’t know Anne’s exact symptoms; I just know what it’s like in general, and kind of like an hallucinogenic drug it cannot be fully described or understood by those who don’t have the actual experience, especially in the case of language impairment. And I guess it’s different for everyone. But I’m very sympathetic now to anyone who has suffered brain injury, from stroke or otherwise, and Anne and Whitley are in my thoughts, with all positive wishes and intentions.

    Please keep us updated when you have the time and energy. I hope at some date there will be an update that happily comes directly from Anne.

  14. Thank you for another
    Thank you for another beautiful journal entry, especially at what must be a very difficult time.

    I had a stroke manifesting as aphasia (loss of language) in 2005 at the age of 45. I could barely talk, could not read, and most disturbingly lost most of my “inner dialogue”, something we all take so much for granted that it seems to be consciousness itself. It isn’t of course, but when you can’t talk to yourself in your head it’s very disorienting and fairly frightening. On our way to the hospital I knew that my life had just changed profoundly, and without warning. If this was how I was to be for the rest of my life, I certainly couldn’t do my job, or maybe even want to live. It was a real journey into the unknown at that point.

    I could basically understand what others were saying, even though written signs might as well have been written in Cyrillic. But within a few hours I felt like I had recovered about half of my ability to talk and maybe a quarter of my ability to read. For this reason plus my relatively young age, the doctors thought I had just a TIA, which is much less serious. But the eventual MRI results showed the stroke damage on my brain quite clearly, basically about a quarter sized spot of dead brain tissue. The fact that within hours my brain was already successfully replacing so many complex pathways of language was IMO a virtual miracle. It took a few weeks before I started to feel close to normal on the inside, and in reality maybe a few months to where I couldn’t even tell something had happened, but within a day or two it would have been easy to fool most people on the outside that anything serious had even happened to me. I did not even require any rehabilitation therapy; I just got better.

    Fortunately for me, I recovered with remarkable speed and completeness. In fact I took part in a later stroke study at Columbia in NYC, under the partial direction of Dr. Moore who is a leading textbook author on the subject. I found out later that apparently I was the only stroke sufferer they had ever encountered who had no discernible remnant effects of stroke. You see, the brain can mask over damage by building new pathways, but there are conditions of stress, fatigue, and/or impairment by substances that can consistently “unmask” the original stroke effects. This is how the study was conducted, by performing tests before and after the administering of certain drugs, like Midazolam, where some of those tests were performed while inside a functional MRI machine. Until me, their drugs could always make some degree of prior stroke symptoms reappear, or at least that’s what I was later told. Apparently, my brain did such a good job that my performance could not be distinguished from the non-stroke control group. I was also told that some people with brain damage that looks exactly like mine on an MRI have far different outcomes; the big question is why? I don’t know what they eventually learned, but of course it is an understatement to say that I’m happy to be an outlier in this case! The bottom line is this: I deeply wish Anne the very same outcome and a full recovery, and I hope mine is a story of hope.

    I also slept a lot in the days of my recovery, so I understand that very well. I had some terrible headaches in the first few days. I don’t know Anne’s exact symptoms; I just know what it’s like in general, and kind of like an hallucinogenic drug it cannot be fully described or understood by those who don’t have the actual experience, especially in the case of language impairment. And I guess it’s different for everyone. But I’m very sympathetic now to anyone who has suffered brain injury, from stroke or otherwise, and Anne and Whitley are in my thoughts, with all positive wishes and intentions.

    Please keep us updated when you have the time and energy. I hope at some date there will be an update that happily comes directly from Anne.

  15. A beautiful and loving
    A beautiful and loving tribute to your beloved, Whitley, that will surely do her a world of good. I know from personal experience that such an outpouring of love and honour can rekindle one’s determination to live and to heal, for it reveals to us that we ARE precious to others, and of great value in the world.
    “May the Lord bless you and keep you;
    May the Lord make His face to shine upon you,
    And be gracious unto you;
    May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”

  16. A beautiful and loving
    A beautiful and loving tribute to your beloved, Whitley, that will surely do her a world of good. I know from personal experience that such an outpouring of love and honour can rekindle one’s determination to live and to heal, for it reveals to us that we ARE precious to others, and of great value in the world.
    “May the Lord bless you and keep you;
    May the Lord make His face to shine upon you,
    And be gracious unto you;
    May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”

  17. Oh, so beautiful, Whitley.
    Oh, so beautiful, Whitley. You are both in my prayers! I know you are correct in everything you said here. I feel it in my soul.
    Love from my fiance and I.

  18. Oh, so beautiful, Whitley.
    Oh, so beautiful, Whitley. You are both in my prayers! I know you are correct in everything you said here. I feel it in my soul.
    Love from my fiance and I.

  19. Whitley…you made me cry. I
    Whitley…you made me cry. I love you both so much. Your astounding tribute is so eloquent in its truth and detail… both in the wrenching pain of this horrific situation and a lifetime cemented in such a joyous and loving union.
    Hope everyone here and across the world will hold you both in a giant circle of protection, healing and love…the most powerful energy in the universe. You are not alone.
    May the angels and guardians come forth with whatever you conceive the Deity or Deities to be and bless our beloved Anne with another miraculous recovery!
    You are both constantly in my thoughts and prayers dear friends. Truth really is often stranger than fiction as a strong will and karmic grace from the beyond, beyond is often made reality on this plane of existence. As a group…let’s expect that! I will keep praying for her miraculous recovery and ask all here to do the same and by all means…. light a candle for Anne as you pray.
    Namaste with love and blessings dear ones .

  20. Whitley…you made me cry. I
    Whitley…you made me cry. I love you both so much. Your astounding tribute is so eloquent in its truth and detail… both in the wrenching pain of this horrific situation and a lifetime cemented in such a joyous and loving union.
    Hope everyone here and across the world will hold you both in a giant circle of protection, healing and love…the most powerful energy in the universe. You are not alone.
    May the angels and guardians come forth with whatever you conceive the Deity or Deities to be and bless our beloved Anne with another miraculous recovery!
    You are both constantly in my thoughts and prayers dear friends. Truth really is often stranger than fiction as a strong will and karmic grace from the beyond, beyond is often made reality on this plane of existence. As a group…let’s expect that! I will keep praying for her miraculous recovery and ask all here to do the same and by all means…. light a candle for Anne as you pray.
    Namaste with love and blessings dear ones .

  21. What an Awesome journal entry
    What an Awesome journal entry Whitley, I wish i had the same prose with language as you have in expressing such pure love as yours! Again, my deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

  22. What an Awesome journal entry
    What an Awesome journal entry Whitley, I wish i had the same prose with language as you have in expressing such pure love as yours! Again, my deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

  23. A beautiful, touching post.
    A beautiful, touching post. Thank you.

    And great, speedy healing to your wonderful wife.

  24. A beautiful, touching post.
    A beautiful, touching post. Thank you.

    And great, speedy healing to your wonderful wife.

  25. Whitley, you are indeed an
    Whitley, you are indeed an immensely fortunate man. Your tribute to Anne is so intimate and so glowing. Of all your spiritual encounters, you were graced with the most brilliant shining star. May her light continue to enlighten and guide your life. And Anne is indeed blessed with a man whose heart saw a “diamond in the rough”, a man who remains loyal to her gentle guidance, a man who is truly beloved by the universe he so expertly explores.

  26. Whitley, you are indeed an
    Whitley, you are indeed an immensely fortunate man. Your tribute to Anne is so intimate and so glowing. Of all your spiritual encounters, you were graced with the most brilliant shining star. May her light continue to enlighten and guide your life. And Anne is indeed blessed with a man whose heart saw a “diamond in the rough”, a man who remains loyal to her gentle guidance, a man who is truly beloved by the universe he so expertly explores.

  27. Powerful insight into love,
    Powerful insight into love, life in general, and a couple of lives in particular. Whitley, you and Anne have by example guided so many in similar journeys. Together you have lived, and here you so eloquently described the exquisite wrapper that swathes the linguistically inexpressible, that reveals the strongest and most enduring force in nature. Thank you for sharing this testament to love.

  28. Powerful insight into love,
    Powerful insight into love, life in general, and a couple of lives in particular. Whitley, you and Anne have by example guided so many in similar journeys. Together you have lived, and here you so eloquently described the exquisite wrapper that swathes the linguistically inexpressible, that reveals the strongest and most enduring force in nature. Thank you for sharing this testament to love.

  29. Whitley you are truly blessed
    Whitley you are truly blessed to have Anne. I will pray for you both.

  30. Whitley you are truly blessed
    Whitley you are truly blessed to have Anne. I will pray for you both.

  31. As hard as an event like this
    As hard as an event like this is on those who love the person going over, it is so important that they see love and joy.

    The doctors are saying that they think that Anne’s present condition is reversible, but strange things are happening. For example, I got a phantom email from a close friend of ours who died a couple of years ago, then my phone made a call to his wife on its own. She died last year.

    To me, this could be a sign that Anne is about to ascend. If she recovers, I will be so glad and grateful, but if this is her time, I will make certain that she experiences the great beauty of the moment, and save my grief for later.

  32. As hard as an event like this
    As hard as an event like this is on those who love the person going over, it is so important that they see love and joy.

    The doctors are saying that they think that Anne’s present condition is reversible, but strange things are happening. For example, I got a phantom email from a close friend of ours who died a couple of years ago, then my phone made a call to his wife on its own. She died last year.

    To me, this could be a sign that Anne is about to ascend. If she recovers, I will be so glad and grateful, but if this is her time, I will make certain that she experiences the great beauty of the moment, and save my grief for later.

  33. The whole world is behind you
    The whole world is behind you both.

    Many realise that now, many will do so a little further down the path, but light is all around you and your dear family.

    It’s full of stars.

    1. Ditto, Von Hausenberg. Thank
      Ditto, Von Hausenberg. Thank you.

  34. The whole world is behind you
    The whole world is behind you both.

    Many realise that now, many will do so a little further down the path, but light is all around you and your dear family.

    It’s full of stars.

    1. Ditto, Von Hausenberg. Thank
      Ditto, Von Hausenberg. Thank you.

  35. What a beautiful journal
    What a beautiful journal Whitley. Thank you for sharing it with us. Prayers for you both from my husband and I. You both have been a light in the darkness.

  36. What a beautiful journal
    What a beautiful journal Whitley. Thank you for sharing it with us. Prayers for you both from my husband and I. You both have been a light in the darkness.

  37. When we checked
    When we checked Unknowncountry today my family was very sad to hear about Annes health. I will continue to send all our healing energy to you both. Your work and means so much. Best wishes for Anne. Love

  38. When we checked
    When we checked Unknowncountry today my family was very sad to hear about Annes health. I will continue to send all our healing energy to you both. Your work and means so much. Best wishes for Anne. Love

  39. Open minds, open hearts, and
    Open minds, open hearts, and a Siamese cat gently purring with contentment as he rubs his head against Anne’s head, kneading the blankets across her shoulders and chest with his paws… Each moment matters and has meaning, whether we are aware of it or not.

    Earth’s crammed with heaven,
    And every common bush afire with God;
    But only he who sees, takes off his shoes…
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  40. Open minds, open hearts, and
    Open minds, open hearts, and a Siamese cat gently purring with contentment as he rubs his head against Anne’s head, kneading the blankets across her shoulders and chest with his paws… Each moment matters and has meaning, whether we are aware of it or not.

    Earth’s crammed with heaven,
    And every common bush afire with God;
    But only he who sees, takes off his shoes…
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  41. Whitley, my heart aches as I
    Whitley, my heart aches as I read your words and imagine myself in your circumstances. My wife and I have only been married a fraction of the time that you and Anne have (15 years) but we are madly in love and I have little doubt that we always will be. The thought of her no longer being with me is unbearable.

    I am so sorry that you have to go through this pain and uncertainty. Know that we are all praying for Anne’s recovery and more years ahead for the two of you together. Stay strong and stay hopeful.

  42. Whitley, my heart aches as I
    Whitley, my heart aches as I read your words and imagine myself in your circumstances. My wife and I have only been married a fraction of the time that you and Anne have (15 years) but we are madly in love and I have little doubt that we always will be. The thought of her no longer being with me is unbearable.

    I am so sorry that you have to go through this pain and uncertainty. Know that we are all praying for Anne’s recovery and more years ahead for the two of you together. Stay strong and stay hopeful.

  43. I really feel that Anne’s
    I really feel that Anne’s condition will steadily improve. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you both.

  44. I really feel that Anne’s
    I really feel that Anne’s condition will steadily improve. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you both.

  45. In our ego here on earth this
    In our ego here on earth this might fall on ego’s ears, however I think I’ve heard Whitley say this before and it comes from something that KNOWS. “we are the dead” (here on earth).

  46. In our ego here on earth this
    In our ego here on earth this might fall on ego’s ears, however I think I’ve heard Whitley say this before and it comes from something that KNOWS. “we are the dead” (here on earth).

  47. Whitley, your journal entry
    Whitley, your journal entry touched my heart…I’ve learned much from you and Anne; you’ve given me courage to share more about ‘edge’ topics, and to be more embracing of my earth-bound journey. You and Anne are in my intentions and positive energies. Blessings and Ase’ (thank you)

  48. Whitley, your journal entry
    Whitley, your journal entry touched my heart…I’ve learned much from you and Anne; you’ve given me courage to share more about ‘edge’ topics, and to be more embracing of my earth-bound journey. You and Anne are in my intentions and positive energies. Blessings and Ase’ (thank you)

  49. This is a beautiful testament
    This is a beautiful testament to your marriage and to the wonderful woman you love so much, Whitley. My husband and I continue to pray for you and Anne.

  50. This is a beautiful testament
    This is a beautiful testament to your marriage and to the wonderful woman you love so much, Whitley. My husband and I continue to pray for you and Anne.

  51. People may debate the
    People may debate the veracity of your Visitor encounters, but no one can deny the true love you and Ann share. The truth of this love shines from each word you wrote. Bless you both.

  52. People may debate the
    People may debate the veracity of your Visitor encounters, but no one can deny the true love you and Ann share. The truth of this love shines from each word you wrote. Bless you both.

  53. Whitley, I connected with
    Whitley, I connected with Unknown Country this morning after a few days offline, and read this journal entry. I was deeply moved. For one thing, the maxim, “Behind every great man is a great woman,” does not exactly apply, since Anne has always been side-by-side with you, or sometimes (I know you’ll agree) ahead of you. You and Anne (neither true-believers nor debunkers) are a gift to all who have known the Visitor experience, whether personally or through others’ stories. Our church is gently suggesting that this experience is real, and for myself (as a Catholic monk and possible experiencer), you two are an inspiration. May Anne be well, as long as she is meant to be with you and us.

  54. Whitley, I connected with
    Whitley, I connected with Unknown Country this morning after a few days offline, and read this journal entry. I was deeply moved. For one thing, the maxim, “Behind every great man is a great woman,” does not exactly apply, since Anne has always been side-by-side with you, or sometimes (I know you’ll agree) ahead of you. You and Anne (neither true-believers nor debunkers) are a gift to all who have known the Visitor experience, whether personally or through others’ stories. Our church is gently suggesting that this experience is real, and for myself (as a Catholic monk and possible experiencer), you two are an inspiration. May Anne be well, as long as she is meant to be with you and us.

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  57. Whitley,
    What a wonderful

    Whitley,

    What a wonderful husband you are. Your your ability to write is truly a gift. I so hope that you and your family have the blessing of having Anne in your life a lot longer.

  58. Whitley,
    What a wonderful

    Whitley,

    What a wonderful husband you are. Your your ability to write is truly a gift. I so hope that you and your family have the blessing of having Anne in your life a lot longer.

  59. Thanks for sharing as always
    Thanks for sharing as always prays for both of you

  60. Thanks for sharing as always
    Thanks for sharing as always prays for both of you

  61. Thanks for sharing these
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful words with us Whitley, reminding us what a blessing both you and Anne have been to us over the years. My prayers go out to you both at this difficult time.

  62. Thanks for sharing these
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful words with us Whitley, reminding us what a blessing both you and Anne have been to us over the years. My prayers go out to you both at this difficult time.

  63. This is one of the most
    This is one of the most loving things that can be said by a husband of his wife. We all know how much he loves her. I have been blessed to have spent time with them at Dreamland Festivals. She is definitely the yin to his yang. Much love to both of you.

  64. This is one of the most
    This is one of the most loving things that can be said by a husband of his wife. We all know how much he loves her. I have been blessed to have spent time with them at Dreamland Festivals. She is definitely the yin to his yang. Much love to both of you.

  65. Much love to you Whitley.
    Much love to you Whitley.

  66. Much love to you Whitley.
    Much love to you Whitley.

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