Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Was It Her?

The other day when Jack was driving down the road, he said he saw a little girl in a jogger stroller "with skinny legs just like Annie's--she even looked like Annie!" His knee-jerk thought was: "Stomp on the brakes--Annie? You're not supposed to be here!?" But then he realized that it couldn't be Annie--after nearly crashing his car while craning his neck around just to make sure.

After he came home and was telling me about it, I asked him if it could have been Annie's friend, Molly.

He thought for a moment. "Oh, yeah...it must have been Molly!"

Annie and Molly were in similar life-skills classes together last year, and the all the kids at their school would often get them mixed up--they look that much like each other. Her mom and I would laugh and tell them that they were sisters--we even thought of getting them matching T-shirts: "I'm Annie's Sister," or, "I'm Molly's Sister." When I told her that Jack had seen them out for a walk and thought for a split second that Molly was Annie, she said maybe it was just Annie's way of reaching down and saying, "Hi Jack!"

I like that idea.


Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.                                                                                   Henry Scott Holland


Marilyn said...

LOVE the quote!

Amber Gamber said...

I love that Annie would choose to use (non-verbal) Molly to get her message across, but I love that she did : )

garden98011 said...

Ahhh, I can hear her say "Jaack."

Lana said...

Man, this hits home more than you know. Sometimes, God does send us reminders that our loved one is still out there...we can catch a glimpse of them, it seems, every now and then, but they are always in our hearts and locked in our minds. One day, the glimpses will be full-fledged joyous dancing in circles, embraces, fullness in health and we will all be laughing with unbelievable joy.

I know it. For those who don't know it, I feel so sad for them. We have SO MUCH to look forward to. Just when we think the "end" has come...we are starting all over with ETERNAL BEAUTY!!!!!!