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A Promise Is A Promise:
An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother's Unconditional
Love and What It Can Teach Us

By: Dr. Wayne Dyer with 
     Marcelene Dyer

"Promise you won't leave me, will you, Mommy?"
"Of course not, I would never leave you, Darling,
I promise. And a promise is a promise!"

 

Book Description:

These were the last words that were exchanged between Kaye O'Bara and her 16-year-old daughter, Edwarda, before the vivacious teenager fell into a diabetic coma on January 3, 1970. For the past 30+ years, Edwarda has been in a comatose state, and her mother has kept her promise to never leave her beloved daughter! This dedicated parent, now over 70 years old, has kept a vigil by her daughter's bedside for more than a quarter of a century, feeding her every two hours and giving her insulin every four hours around the clock, without fail!

The strength, power and tenacity of Kaye O'Bara's incomparable love has attracted miracles, as well as the spiritual apparition of the Blessed Mother, who is a frequent visitor to the O'Bara home in Miami, Florida. These events have astounded the community and have inspired intense interest from the media, and they will amaze you-and teach you-as well!

*Please note that all royalties  from the sale of this book go directly to Kaye & Edwarda


Click here to read the Introduction by Wayne Dyer
Click here to read the Introduction by Marcelene Dyer


Introduction by Dr. Wayne Dyer:

I have read many definitions of love. My favorite by far is quite simple: "…Love is the art of giving. It asks nothing in return." Using this as my working definition, you are about to read an authentic love story.

This is not a novel with characters who fall in love in a romantic fashion. This is not a story with a plot that winds its way through literary channels to a clever conclusion. What you hold in your hand is a book about unconditional love. Each page represents a real-life, day-to-day commitment to giving and serving in the highest sense of love that I can imagine.

I have made no effort to follow any rules of literary presentation. I did not resort to any "filler" material to lengthen the manuscript or to engage the reader in extraneous details of this remarkable story.

What I have done is to relate, as directly and simply as possible, the story of a level of giving to another human being that is unknown to most of us. It is my impression that when the art of giving becomes absolutely unconditional, as it is with Kaye O'Bara, we will come to know the meaning of this quotation from A Course In Miracles: "If you knew who walks beside you on the way that you have chosen, fear would be impossible."

I place the emphasis on the word knew. To know is to have the direct experience and to have banished all doubt. Kaye knows that she is not alone. She knows that her daughter is also participating in the way that she has chosen. This knowing has permitted Kaye to serve unconditionally for over a quarter of a century, and it has made visible the divine intervention of the Holy Family.

But even more than this is the fact that all of us who read of Kaye's devotion and unflappable service are enriched immeasurable.

In the context of love being the art of giving and asking nothing in return, we are all assured that this kind of love is not just for fiction writers or reserved for those who have been deified. This kind of love is here and now. It is taking place among us, while the rest of us go about the business of our daily lives.

The story of Kaye and Edwarda O'Bara is indeed a love story that transcends our own experiences of love. It reminds us to look within and see where we can give unconditionally.

I have written this book to fulfill my own commitment to giving unconditionally in my own life. Furthermore, it is my intention to introduce you to these divine people through the pages of this book, while simultaneously providing you with some insights on what you can learn from becoming aware of this story. And finally, it is my intention to remove the onus of debt that has choked at the life force of the O'Baras for the past quarter of a century, by having the royalties go directly to Kaye and Edwarda.

As you read this short book, be aware of the power of your prayers, as well as your compassion in helping out these sacred souls. As you extend this compassion toward the O'Baras, remember to do the same for everyone on our planet as well. This, to me, is the lesson of Edwarda's long silence- to teach all of us to extend love unconditionally in every corner of our world, and to do it without asking anything for ourselves in return. Perhaps as the world takes on this challenge, Edwarda's role as a victim soul will become complete. I pray it is so.

In love and light,
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Introduction by Marcelene Dyer:

Edwarda, I want to thank you for your selflessness. I believe that you have suffered greatly. You are inside a body that is asleep. You have endured this state for over 26 years, and while I have lived my life fully, you, my dear friend, have sacrificed all of what I have experienced in order to be our teacher. Although I send you my deepest love, and I talk to you often throughout my day, nothing I can do can repay you for your gift to me. Shall I tell you of those gifts? I want to very much.

Love is first. When I entered your room, I felt a great love. Total acceptance of me. You looked deep into my eyes with a penetrating gaze. I felt a connection. An acknowledgment. It was timeless and sacred. Thank you.

Your mother is second. Thank you for sharing your mother with the world. To me, she is saintly. Your relationship prior to the journey of this coma was established in a foundation of mutual respect, understanding, happiness, and deep, deep love. This permeates the rooms of your home.

Mother's Day is always special to me and, personally, I believe our mothers give us our first understanding of what it is to be loved. They are our teachers, surely, but also, our mother's love is our first or our closest connection to the love of God. My mother has always been there for me. As I mature, I realize this is my feeling of God, too. He is always there for me.

I believe our deepest need is to find the look of love beaming back at us. As long as we feel this, we are better able to love ourselves and others. Your mother, Kaye, shines only love when she speaks of you or sits beside you and holds your hand. Those moments of communion touch us all. Thank you.

Third, your sister, Colleen, who looked up to you with great adoration because, in her eyes, you could do no wrong, said to us, "Even though I messed up, my sister never judged me. She never looked disapprovingly at me." Colleen gave us a glimpse of her courage and her own faith that you have a divine purpose.

Edwarda, I thank you most profoundly for your gift to the world, for others like you whose bodies are not working perfectly. You have opened the window for them to receive. Hopefully, after your story has been told, no one will miss the opportunity to serve the spirit of the human being and look past the imperfections of our packaging.

A most humble thank you, I say to you, Edwarda, my friend. I am forever indebted to you as my most sacred teacher.

I love you,
Marcelene Dyer

 

     

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