“…side effects…”

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by rocky-o

Our plan was to leave New Jersey to go to Chicago…

Our plane left from Newark, New Jersey…flew over New York…then Canada…then Detroit (can’t forget the motor city!)…and then, finally, back to terra-firma in the city of wind, Chicago…

[smartads]

Yes…the land that saw me thru several years of more winter snow than I care to remember, but still, I remember it well…And I will always remember what brought me back there…it was simply, one gift…

“One Gift” is a charitable division of the Trinitas Hospital Cancer Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and its basic function is to grant special wishes for their patients…

My wife Carol was blessed to be one of them…and her wish?…To see her family in the mid-west again, who she hadn’t seen in almost a decade…

Tall order?…perhaps…but with the same amazing care that Trinitas Hospital serves their patients with on a daily basis, they showed that same care to make this event extra special…

And it took a bit of care indeed, what with the spread of land we had to cover, because, this land may be your land, and this land may be my land, but the land we needed didn’t simply stop in Chicago…

After some time in Chi-town with her sister and brother-in-law, we all headed towards Indiana, where her mom lives, to celebrate her birthday, while cruising to tunes from a Grateful Dead radio station…

Then Kentucky…more relatives, more dead…then Indiana again…more dead…and back to Chicago…again…dead…and now…we are back in Jerseyland, one more time…

And during it all, my wife experienced the joy of being together with her family once again…

And me?…I experienced a beautiful moment of worship time…and, I also experienced a loss of my ‘home church’ worship time here in Roselle, New Jersey…but I never experienced a loss of God…

Whether He was there, enjoying the view, or discussing the differences, every moment was one of a building block upon my walk…

Something to take with me…wherever I go….

Here is a picture of Carol, with her mom and sister, together again…

This is the front of the Trinitas Cancer Center in Elizabeth…


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