“Now I can have my television back.”
One of my patients died and that’s what his six-year old grandson declared shortly after the death. From the mouth of babes, we say. Unless you become like children, you won’t enter the kingdom of God, Jesus said. Really? Really!
All of us present chuckled when the youngster spoke of his television. We laughed sadly—and joyfully—because of what had occurred a few minutes before . . . and what had been happening for quite a while. The grandfather had been with the family for longer than his grandson’s lifespan: eight years. That meant adjustments for everyone in the family. Sometimes the household had to be very quiet—hard for any kid. Trips to Disneyland were postponed. Friends couldn’t come over at certain times. In the final months of his life, the grandfather got to have the television in his room.
None of the sacrifices were easy for the six-year old or his eight-year old brother. Read More →by