Just some thoughts:
I have a very good friend we have known one another for nearly 50 years. He and I go back to my first year of teaching and coaching in Frankfort, Indiana together. He is now retired and living in Ft. Myer's, Florida. Earlier today he called and we talked, as we often do. Usually, sometime during the conversation we'll share stories regarding our grandchildren. One such story he shared with me today brought tears to my eyes and has continued to stay with me.
His oldest daughter's family just recently lost a very good friend to cancer. The friend, Dave, had suffered greatly and had been confined to a wheel chair for sometime, as he had lost the use of his legs. Very shortly after Dave's passing, my friend's youngest grandchild said to her mother, "Mama, I want Dave to be in heaven, but he can't walk, how is he going to get there?"
That child's question continues to stay with me tonight.
Two things come to my mind, and thank goodness for such.....one, "Walking is not needed for entry." Two, "And if walking is needed, and he can't, someone will come to get him."
“Walking not needed for entry but if it is, someone will come and get him.”
February 1, 2012