Elizabeth came up then and hugged me as if we hadn’t been able
to hug for years, which we hadn’t. She was fully grown now, just
She still was the life of the party and could still make
everyone laugh, which she did to my glee. That was a quality I used
to envy in her along with the fact that she never let anyone get by
with anything. But she always had and still does have a wonderful
smile. I thought it crazy that I recognized her even though she was
all grown up.
The old oak tree, where Elizabeth hurt her arm, was showing
through Grandma Stephs kitchen window and my grandmother was
working just as she had when younger.
People kept stopping in to see the new recruit. Some of these
people I remembered and others I thought that I had never seen
before but my grandmother reminded me that in heaven people don’t
always look the same. She said that sometimes they change according
to mood. That’s not what I had heard about heaven. I guess we learn
something new everyday.
Elizabeth told me that she would show me around and that we
could go see mother and daddy later. Something in her eyes let me
know that she thought that was going to be a yummy treat. I had
learned many years ago that she might perpetuate what she
considered a good practical joke occasionally.
Grandmother Steph and Elizabeth told me that I had all the time
I needed to get acclimated to my new life. “Take it easy and don’t
try to overdo,” they recommended.
Taking it easy was the last thing I wanted to do. There was so
much I wanted to know and most of it was being answered as soon as
I had a thought. This was one of the most exciting times of my
life. I could learn anything. I was becoming aware but I hadn’t
started to look back over my life. I think I was scared. Later, I
found that I might have had reason to be frightened.