Sophia moments is the unexpected discovery of fortunate circumstances and events that occur when we need them the most. Here is an example of a Sophia Moment from my book:

It was 1981. I had received word that my Dad had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. We were living in Edmonton, Alberta, which was about 3000 miles away from home. I didn’t know a lot about the disease, for very little was known about it at that time.

“The only accurate diagnosis is upon death when a biopsy is done on the brain. Dad is not going to get better; his condition will only worsen,” my Mother said.

I felt so alone and sad. I was devastated as I fell asleep that night beside my husband. I was awakened (or was I still asleep) by a presence in my room. It was a man who knelt beside my bed and gently held my hand.

“Everything is going to be alright,” he said softly.

There was so much love and compassion emanating from his being. I didn’t feel frightened anymore. I experienced this feeling of peace and a sense that I was going to be alright and so I drifted back to sleep.