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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Family Reunion (06/05/08)

TITLE: I'll meet you in the morning Son"
By Wendell Owens


It was a cold crisp February morning in 1989 when the call came,
"Mr. Owens?"
yes I said,
"Your 8yr old son Jonathan was killed in a car accident and try as we may, we couldn't get his heart started again, I am sorry sir, but your son is dead."

I will never forget the rush of adrenaline, the shock and terror that gripped my heart that day, I was completely paralyized, and the sorrow was more than any human should be asked to bear.

My son Jonathan was the apple of my eye as were all my sons but Jonathan loved being with his dad. We were kindred spirits and I loved how he wanted to be near me.

My ex-wife and I made all the usual arrangements and final preparations for the funeral and layed our son to rest three days later.

It was during this time that God was closer to me than ever before. I saw many miracles from the passing of my son but the most miraculous of all would have to be the one that happened at my sister's house.
She held the wake after the burial for me and my side of he family. My oldest brother Jimmy and my youngest brother Norman had been at odds and not on speaking terms for almost ten years. We gathered in the living room and tears of sorrow and grief flowed from my eyes. My brothers saw this and came to comfort me. They were both at my side at the same time when my youngest brother looked at my oldest and walked around my chair, stuck out his arms in love and was recieved by the other with compassion. As they embraced I knew that all the conflict that had caused them to be separate was eternally gone and for the first time in 10 years, we were all brothers again like when we were kids.
Praise the everliving God for His mercy and forgiveness.

I could go on and tell you a hundred different miracles that happened that month but seeing God make things right for my brothers made my sorrow and grief much easier for me.

Rest assured my Son is not dead, neither are my loved ones who have gone on to be with the Lord, they are more alive now than ever and there shall soon be a "reunion" with laughter and joy, hugging and kissing, and we shall never be separate again....amen!

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Jan Ackerson 06/14/08
What a tragic story--thank you for being willing to share it with us, along with the hope at the end.

You'll be able to capture your readers, and get them to read your important story, with closer edits for spelling and grammar. Sometimes we quit reading pieces that require mental edits. You're a writer of fine potential!
Stella Walsh06/16/08
This is beautiful sharing. We know that God works all things for His good, but it is His love that allows us to see it in such a time of heartbreak. Thank-you.
Phyllis Inniss06/17/08
God's love works in mysterious ways. The tragedy that engulfed you and your family brought you together in love and God's love was poured out in your hearts for each other so that hostility between your brothers was eclipsed and your relief at seeing it helped to assuage your grief.
Patty Wysong06/17/08
A touching story with wonderful hope shining through at the end, leaving us with anticipation, not just tears.