#Fiction Friday: #Novelines from the Book

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I grieved for the father who had never been lost to me at all—the father I was just now finding, only to lose him all over again.

…for my father believed once death claimed us, we became as angels in Heaven.  The terrestrial kingdom will be everything he always believed Heaven would be.

Mother prayed Caitlin wouldn’t leave this earth till she accepted the gospel & I knew if God answered her prayer, our Little Miss would live forever.

I asked my father in his vegetative state, so close to the Divine, to accept the gospel in the next life, so that he & my mother would inherit the celestial kingdom, even as David & I would the terrestrial.

The sound of Mother’s heels on the hospital tile sounded like the drumbeats my heart was making as I made a deal with a dead man.

The words to “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” came to me; even as they played through my mind, it was David’s face I saw, brighter than sunlight. 

Mother leaned over to kiss my father’s forehead—a holy kiss, a kiss of death—bestowing upon him her blessing to proceed into the next life.

Through the glass clearly, lined like graph paper, David & I watched my father as he slipped into eternal slumber; it was like watching a live execution.

I felt there was more to the story.  Always, I would feel this way. 

I grieved for the father who had never been lost to me at all—the father I was just now finding, only to lose him all over again.

…for my father believed once death claimed us, we became as angels in Heaven.  The terrestrial kingdom will be everything he always believed Heaven would be.

Mother prayed Caitlin wouldn’t leave this earth till she accepted the gospel & I knew if God answered her prayer, our Little Miss would live forever.

I asked my father in his vegetative state, so close to the Divine, to accept the gospel in the next life, so that he & my mother would inherit the celestial kingdom, even as David & I would the terrestrial.

I ran from what had become my life, to the man that was my whole life.

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