Closure: (n) the process of closing something
A papa’s brain is very reluctant to accept the death of his thirteen-year-old son–especially when that boy had been in a vegetative state for nearly six years, following a hit-and-run car accident.
When the young man died, it seemed righteous. After all, his only daily companion had been pain with discomfort, along with a few gentle
The father didn’t feel great grief over the loss, just immense guilt. Matter of fact, for the next six months, the young boy kept calling to him in his dreams, asking his father to come to a creek in the middle of the woods in Central Louisiana. The significan ce of the location was baffling–but the purpose for the union was obvious.
It was a retreat into nature to find a natural way to heal bones and brains, and restore the little fellow back to wholeness.
Night after night the beckoning came, and the father joined his son by the water, feeling the coolness of the breeze as they feverishly worked on exercises and pursued healing.
Then, just as quickly as the invitation had come, it was gone.
He was gone.
But what the young boy from the dream had succeeded in doing was taking away the guilt from Papa’s mind. Spending those nights dreaming of a cure gave Daddy some closure.
It was an act of mercy.
It was a mission of kindness.
It was apparently something that God allowed the young soul to do … before going to receive his reward.