One of them was "Homeward Bound," as we were thinking of it for our sister Sandra, who we knew was going to die within weeks or even days.
|Sandra's high school yearbook photo|
As our cousin Cris wrote, "I am sorry for the families involved that deal so closely with the loss of a very loved family member, but I cannot help but think of the joy that must also be in the heart and spirit of Sandra to be released from the body in which she has been trapped for so long that has been such a challenge for her."
And, as Ellen wrote to us later, Sandra continued in faith and courage until the end.
And I've figured out that the universe is not being "unjust," nor does God let things happen to His children out of indifference or hardness or anything except His infinite love.
I'm sure that if I could see Sandra now, she would tell me, as our grandmother and mother told us, from the perspective of that other side of the veil, that this earth's life passed by quickly compared to the eternal vista they're enjoying.