Just as we began to pray, this was in my sight.
Couldn't NOT take a picture.
So, went and was able to park in a lot down the street from the apartment. Before we could walk up there, several of us had arrived. Dave, the leader, was concerned about me and my dizziness issue and the ice and made sure the guys were holding my arm and watching me. HOW NICE!!
When we reached the apartment parking area, we were met by the Pastor of a Methodist church that was below the apartments. She introduced herself to us. Then the lady, Ashley, who had been in love with Milton, came out from the apartments to have us pray for her. Her best friend came along.
In the cold, about 8 of us F.R.s moved in closely together, held hands, and prayed. Ashley was placed in the middle and we laid hands on her. She cried and cried. Then, after we had finished praying for her, she prayed. She asked the Lord to help her and thanked Him for being her Savior. We were all so heart-touched by her prayer.
As we were beginning to break away, her friend said that there's a decision being made whether Milton will be buried in Omaha or in Chicago, where he came from. And, it would be very difficult for Ashley to go to Chicago; she didn't have the money to do so. Suddenly, I said that I'm a driver, that if she needs to go to Chicago, I will take her. The Methodist pastor said she would pay for the gas.
SO... if Ashley desires to go, I will drive.
The crazy part? I was just in Chicago in mid-November with my Bhutanese "family" that needed to see their relatives. I had not been to Chicago for years and driving up there and around the city "drives" me crazy. BUT, if that is what Ashley needs, that is what I will do. It's about 450 miles from here, and with the wintery issues, it could take some extra time.
I'm sure I'll hear in the next couple days and know what I need to do. IF I'm heading out, I'll holler on FB and my email so you'll know.
Do you wonder why I would be willing?--
Ashley, while crying, said she wants to go to his funeral and kiss him goodbye, one last time.