Sunday April 08th 2007, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

At the light in that sky reaching down.

Photo by Jim (posted with permission).

“To those who fall, how kind Thou art.”

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Gorgeous picture! Sorry for the shortness of info on the bead spinner, I’ve posted up a link to a video. Thanks for the comment!
-Miss Knotty/Regina

Comment by Miss Knotty 04.08.07 @ 6:59 pm

I have many of these pics. There is something magical about skiing to me. I have a pic of me at the top of a ski trail and it looks like I’m at the end of the rainbow…

Comment by Amanda1 04.08.07 @ 8:07 pm

But what’s not shown in that picture is, just to the left, the rescuers working hard to save Nicholas’s life. And there is that shaft of light reaching down in their direction…

Jim called them a few days later to let them know they had succeeded, and to thank them. And to ask: the answer was, 30 feet. His son fell 30 feet, and there was nothing the parents could do but wait for the senseless machine to deposit them on the top of that mountain, away from him.

But a member of the ski patrol had seen him going down, had raced down there at top speed to him while radioing for help. He’d gotten to the child as immediately as anybody humanly could.

I took Nicholas his amaryllis today and got to see him, at home finally, and I cannot tell you how wonderful that felt.

Comment by AlisonH 04.08.07 @ 8:47 pm

(Sorry, Blogger did it to me again and I deleted the duplicate.)

Comment by AlisonH 04.08.07 @ 8:56 pm

[…] looked at Nicholas, who was running around like any normal kid last Sunday, and thought in gratitude to a year ago […]

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Oh, thank you for this. Our Lord is a wondrous Lord.

Comment by sherry in idaho 10.11.08 @ 4:16 pm

[…] and then I was surprised when the doorbell rang just now, rescuing me: Jim,  (written about here, here, here, here, here and here–he’s Nicholas’s dad) holding a sweater out […]

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[…] it on that massive, ornate old pipe organ way above our heads; he was having a great time. Remember the story about his son Nicholas?  Nicholas played a duet with him […]

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[…] ago:  to cherish and celebrate with him by my simple presence the life of his son, remembering the joy in Jim’s playing as he got the news, right there at the organ at a Good Friday concert, that […]

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[…] friend Jim was back in town (flashback here from when his young son fell 30′ off a ski lift–and lived and recovered) and he was […]

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