By Wanda E. Brunstetter
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And maybe your naas is still too tender to wear the glasses for long,” Mom said with a shake of her head. “It may take another week or so ’til you can wear them all day. ” Leona was tired of being patient and tired of staying home when she should be at school. She removed her glasses and gingerly rubbed the bridge of her nose. ” Her mamm’s pale eyebrows drew together, and her lips formed a frown. ” Leona thought about Emanuel Lapp and how his brother had brought him by the house to see her last Sunday afternoon.
The motion was all he could manage. He knew Linda believed in God and thought she would go to heaven, but he’d never been sure about all that religious mumbo jumbo. He only went to church when he felt forced to go—whenever Jimmy was in some special program. Even then, he always felt uncomfortable. Linda had said many times that she thought God had an answer for everything. But where was God when Linda had been diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago? And where was God when the cancer came back and spread quickly throughout her body?
Raising you has been such a joy and a privilege. I couldn’t love you more had you been my own flesh-and-blood son. Your dad loves you, too, although I know he has an odd way of showing it sometimes. He may come across as harsh and indifferent, but I think he hides behind his brashness in order to cover up his true feelings. I believe the reason he sometimes drinks is because he can’t deal with certain things. I thank God for leading me to church, and I’m grateful you’ve found a personal relationship with the Lord, too.