Sunday, December 30, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
The little angel awed by this, more than usual Heavenly joy, tugged on the robe of one of the older angels and asked, “What are we celebrating? Who could be so special that God would prepare such a homecoming?”
The little angel spread his tiny wings and rushed after the older angel. “We have souls coming every second, every minute, every hour and every day. What makes this boy so special?” the little angel repeated.
“As deep as the oceans, as high as the sky, as low as the lowest valley and as wide as the earth itself, all unique and handmade by God and yet, none as special as Joey Colt Crow.” The Angel replied, and raised his arms, as he calmed the wind on God’s orders.
“How can this be? Those are all wonders that God called into being from the very beginning. Surely, this Joey Colt Crow cannot be more special than these.”
“He was made of love,” answered the angel as he whirled his arms and caused the moon to shine a little brighter on God’s orders.
“Were not all men made of love. Did not God send His son Jesus to redeem all men, in the name of Love?” insisted the little Angel.
“Yes, all of that is true. But not all men follow love. Not all men give and give and give from a never ending well of love. Not all boys can lie down at night and have no fear if they are called. This boy, Joey Colt Crow was all that…”
“That can be said of many men,” interrupted the little angel. “I want to know about Joey Colt Crow. I want to know about that boy.”
“It’s quite simple,” said the angel as he hovered and placed the last twinkling star in the sky and added just the right amount of glow to the moon.
“This boy, Joey Colt Crow, in spite of his body racked with pain from Neuroblastoma, encouraged his family, his friends and all he met to continue to look towards where all hope began and ended. This boy Joey Colt Crow, up until about 2 weeks before he went on hospice was still going about running, and playing with his brother and sister. This boy, Joey Colt Crow, gave as much love back to God, through his giving, as was given him.”
“Yes. I think I see now,” said the little angel. “He was favored like Job. And, like Job endured a lot of pain, but he held on. And, through it all, he believed in the power and the promises of the Word…he just kept on loving God anyway. I guess there’s no way to describe someone like that without running out of adjectives.”
“I know.” said the angel. “Like I said, he was all that and more. Excuse me, but the trumpets have started and God is waiting at Heaven’s gate.”
Suddenly, something caught the little angel’s attention. “My, my—look at the light that’s streaking this way. What is that light? Is that Joey Colt Crow? His light! It’s a brighter one than I’ve ever seen and it’s so wide,” gushed the little angel.
“Yes, that’s him!” the older Angel exclaimed. “That light is the love that Joey Colt Crow brought with him.”
“He brought so much love with him—couldn’t he have left just a little for his family?” asked the little angel sadly.
“Oh, he did!” laughed the older angel. He pointed and said, “Don’t you see it down there. The love he left now holds his Mom and Dad, his brother, and his sisters. The glow from it is wrapped around his aunts, and his uncles, and all his relatives. The brightness that surrounds his family and everyone who knew him in Caddo Mills, Texas and everywhere, is his love too. As much love as Joey Colt Crow brought with him to heaven can never equal what he left on earth.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Colt and Pubbah
These are our lab puppies that were born on Colt's birthday October 15, 2004. We let him pick one puppy to keep and he had to have a "white" one. He named her pubbah. Where he came up with that name I have no idea. He loved her, and told everyone who came over all about her. I remember one day the hospice nurse came by and he had us go and get her and put her on the couch with him so he could show Kathy (our amazing nurse). He was proud of her. He also had to take a bath with her. I normally don't let our kids and dogs bathe together, but we couldn't tell him no.