Thursday, March 13, 2014

What if?

I just read the book 'Heaven is for Real' by Todd Burpo. A little boy had surgery and claimed he went to heaven. He met his sister that his mother had lost through a miscarriage, and told his parents about her. They didn't even know what sex the baby was.  Anyway the story is very interesting and turns on your 'what if' button. It makes you think of your own family and friends that have passed on. Just this past summer we lost this precious family member, Bob.  He is my nephew. Both his parents have also passed away. He was an only child because his mother had miscarried and lost two or three babies before she was able carry this one full term. I have been thinking of him and wondering if he met his siblings, and  what a celebration that must have been. He left a lot of family behind. He had made a career of the Marines, and when he retired from the marines he went to school, and was working in the medical field when he came down with a rare form of cancer that he thought he may have picked it up while in desert Storm. A chemical dump had been blown up. He thought at the time he was far enough away not to be affected. He was 55 years old when he joined the other side.
Bob and his daughter, Thea

School days

His daughter's Lisa and Thea

Happier times