Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just Like Heaven

Our intuitive, much loved children's minister has graciously created weekly "Children's Bulletins"---making the occasionally lofty Sunday morning subject matter more accessible to developing spiritual minds. This past week, our service was an interpretation of Faure's Requiem---in fond remembrance of those who've passed in the year past. Heady content, even for adults. During the hour, I glanced down at Darren's program, where he was furiously writing a response to the prompt "What Do You Think Heaven Looks Like?" His interpretation moved quickly from the superficial to the sublime.

Transcribed: "The streets are paved with gold. Everyone is friends. Everyone has a home. Everyone has what they need and want. It has everlasting peace."

To his wisdom and succinct insight, superceding my own, I say a heartfelt "Amen."

Also reminiscent of heaven for our family today? A clean set of CT scans for Double Daddy...his first since the recurrence in November. Next on deck, a proactive course of radiation. Again, I say, Amen!

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15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yay for clean scans!!!! That's awesome!!!

Cecily R said...

I'll throw in another AMEN in there!!!

And as for clean scans...another AMEN to that!!!

Muthering Heights said...

That is so sweet!!! You must have been so proud!!!!!

Lolli said...

Awesome!! What great news about the scan. And what sweet thoughts on the bulletin (now I see what you meant about taking pictures of paper...)

Tracey said...

That's a giant AMEN from our house to yours...great great news!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Yup, he's paying attention and soaking it up!

Chris said...

Wow. Children's grasp of what's really important never ceases to amaze me.

Very touching.

Laura said...

The other day we were saying our morning prayer with special intentions (and everyday I say Scott's name). For some reason on this morning, I did NOT say Scott Lage and one of my students reminded me of my slip ups.
"You forgot Scott Lage" said one seventh grader.

Bottom line? Even my students have Scott's back.
Nice. Yes?

cat said...

Yeah for the scans! I remembered and prayed for you guys. I love Darren's interpretation. Faure's reqium (and Durufle's) are my favorites. So ethereally beautiful.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I'll 2nd that Amen! Fantastic news on Duo Daddy!

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That is very, very sweet. I love kids! They are wise!

JO said...

aww - that is beautiful - and right on target. I'd make that a keeper for sure.
JO

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Barbara Manatee said...

Such wonderful news for Scott!!! yeah!

What a great description on Darren's part!!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What precious insight from your son. Congrats on the good news. I know what a big deal that is!!!

debi9kids said...

Thank God! What a blessing during this most holy season. Much love & friendship.