Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pink Lemonade for Krystal

God's angel sets up a circle
   of protection around us while we pray.
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
   how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.
Psalm 34:7-8 MSG

A young woman, a brunet with bright blue eyes, runs for the first time in decades. She is freed from her wheelchair by death. She runs to Christ.

A mother grieves. A father mourns.

A priest wears the pink vestments out of season.

In the church people celebrate life. Her caregiver Ivan reads a poem composed for this occasion, a celebration of Krystal and her favorite color pink.

She is buried near the edge of the cemetery, behind the church.

Krystal Kathleen
September 16, 1984 to May 24, 2006

Friends and family gather for the luncheon; the lemonade is pink.


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1 comment:

inked33 said...

i love this post. my sister had cerebral palsy, brain damage, and more. she had a beautiful smile, contagious laugh and a happy heart. she was confined to a wheelchair, was unable to move a lot of her muscles and depended on care for every part of her life. i imagine her bounding out of her wheelchair at heaven's gate and running to sit on Jesus' lap. but just for a hug and then off running again. :)

Teresa Marie
earth time 1982-1994
heaven 1994-----