On a winter's day in England, Joanne made her way to a orphanage. In her
arms her baby daughter was asleep. As the train got closer to London,
her heart felt heavy. Little April was born blind. Her father would not
marry Joanne, and left the scene as fast as he could. Joanne had no
family in her life, and she was unable to keep her baby. As the train
stopped at Fenchurch Street Station she had to get a taxi to the home.
Once in the taxi, she held her child closer than ever. She knew that her
child could be adopted out from the orphanage. That she will never see
April again. Joanne could not fully take it in that her baby was blind.
It caused her far more problems. The taxi stopped, and she got out.
As she went into the home, she was greeted by a very large and jolly
lady. Joanne said, "I am Joanne french, and my baby is to come here
today." The lady said, "Yes we have your name here, come with me and we
will place your child in the baby wing of the home." Joanne said, "No!
You take her now, and let me go." The lady said, "Joanne, it would be
better for you to say goodbye to your child, to help you get closure.
You do have to sign papers." Joanne said, "I will sign the papers, and
then go." The lady could do no more, but she offered Joanne to come to
their chapel, and at the very least pray for the best for Joanne, and
April. She said, "Do you want to see where April will be living whilst
here?" Joanne snapped back and said, "This is-----So-----Hard for me,
Joanne was crying now, and she continued saying, "I cannot go and pray,
what a ridiculous offer, as I am leaving my own child." The papers were
shown, and Joanne signed them. Once signed, April was no longer hers.
Joanne left the home, and took a bus back to the station. Her arms felt
empty, her heart felt like a big hole was there, and no heart left. She
thought about April's father and how he left her to get on with the
pregnancy alone. She took the train back to barking station, and then to
upminster Station to go back to her bedsitter.
Getting back into her bedsitter, she made a hot drink, and looked at the
box she had for a cot for April. She had very little for her baby, and
it was very hard. She thought, my baby is never going to be mine again.
Why was she blind at birth? How was it I only had her for three weeks,
and now she is gone? How could this all happen?
Joanne went back to work the following week, and took denial as her
crutch. She behaved as if she never had a baby. Life was going on
anyway. Joanne was going to learn some of the greatest tests in life as
she went through her pathways.
In the orphanage, April was given a full medical, and her blindness was
for life. What was noticed by the carers, was that April did not cry much. After
a few weeks, one of the carers said, "This baby is unlike the others.
She seems to be peaceful, and --- I cannot explain it really, it's like
she is special, or gifted. The other carer said, "Yes Trudie, she is
different, I have noticed it too!" Then Paula said to Trudie," She is
blind, but have you noticed how she looks around as if she can see?"
Trudie said, "Yes I have, but she is blind for life, so do you think she
senses things like she would with sight?" Paula said, "Well, as I am a
Christian, I have faith in the reality of healing, or gifts given for
those that are born this way." Trudie said, "No, the baby is blind for
life, it just could be nothing at all."
April reached the age of one year, and a couple wanted to adopt her.
They were given April for weekends to start with, as a blind child is
more in need of patience than a sighted child. Both of the adoptive
parents to be, were eVangelists. Mr. and Mrs. Granger could not have
children. They wanted to adopt April, rather than a child that could
see, because they felt April would not get a chance of adoptive parents.
They also felt she was the child "The Holy Spirit" Had for them. After
the trials of weekends, things went well, and the adoption was granted.
Mrs. Granger, said to her husband William, "We will have April baptized."
William said to Diane, "Yes, and have you noticed how April looks
around, and yet is blind?" Diane said, "She also never cries much, at
times I have heard her making sounds, sounds we have not taught her."
they knew that April was a gift to them. William said, "The other day, I
had a book in my hand, I pretended she could see it, and told her the
story." Diane asked, "What did she do?" William said, "She touched the
pages. Her eyes were toward the pages, she heard the sounds of the pages,
but how can she see, as she is blind? But one thing I did notice, when I
read the story of "Jesus Christ," A small one for children, every time
I said "Jesus," She smiled and made sounds of happiness." Diane
said, "Do you think that we may have a child that is far more than being
blind?" William said, "I sure do, I just get the feeling something is
going to be with this child, something we as yet do not know about."
One Sunday they were in church, and April was clapping her hands as the
band played the hymns. She was looking around as if she could see, but
they knew she could not. At any moment the name of "Jesus Christ" Was
said, April glowed with the name.
As April got to two, it was obvious that she had gifts. The Grangers
gave her a happy home, and absolute love, and still they noticed
something different about her. Diane was asking in prayer what the
reason was for April being so gifted?
One afternoon, a lovely sunny day, April was beginning to talk. She
said, "Bird, bird." Diane said, "What bird, April?" April looked up to
the sky, and said, "Bird." Diane looked up, and there was a bird. She
thought, no, April is still classed as blind, but she says bird, and I
see a bird. So Diane said, "April tell me the color of the bird." April
said, "Bird." She gave no color. She just said after that, "Bird flies."
Diane looked again and saw the bird flying."
Diane took April to a professor who was an eye surgeon. William took the
time to go as well. After a long testing of April's eyes, the professor
said, "She has no sight at all in her eyes, there is no chance of her
ever being able to see. He then said, something is different about her
blindness, it would be unfair for me to say that she has a chance of eye
sight, but as you said about the bird, that is almost as if the child
can see while blind. Yes, something is odd here."
William, and Diane, prayed many times for April to gain sight. As
Christians, they knew prayers were heard, and answered at the will of "God." That night they put April to bed, and later in the evening, Diane
went in to look at her, making sure she was covered and warm. As she
went into the room, above April's bed she was sure she saw a light, and
April was looking at the light. Diane thought, no she cannot see that,
it's gone now anyway, but how come she looks at things, and is blind?"
The next morning William went to get April up, and he heard her talking
to someone. He stood by the door, and only just caught the words, "Abba,
father." April was smiling. Both William, and Diane, got frustrated with
this, it really seemed as if their child was gifted, but with what?
Their prayers for the day included April in the morning, both were
watching April, and she said again "Abba, father."
April was given gifts of unseen things by those that cannot see. William
said, "God" Works in mysterious ways, "Abba, father" Is in the Bible,
but April cannot read, what is going on here?" Diane said, "Yes
something about being adopted and saying "Abba, father" Is in Romans I
think, in the Bible, you know how I often get some of the readings mixed,
but I do think it is Romans."
They went on with life, and April was nearly four. This child had an
energy of love around her at all times. William said, "I am thinking we
are given a bigger gift with adopting April. Be great to see how it all
William took time to look up "Abba, father." He looked at it and said to
Diane, "This child cannot read, yet she is saying this? It is in Romans,
and I am-----How on earth can she know this?" Diane said, "William,
this is a blessing, it is filled with love, and has a direction that we
are to see unfold. Maybe the blind do see? It could be eyes that we do
not know about." William said, "I am wondering if it is eyes of her
spirit. Could it be that her spirit is with her real father?" Diane
said, "God," That is our real parent."
April was growing into a very light hearted girl. Her hair was golden,
and her eyes were bright blue, her body was slim in size. Her character
was like a angelic child. Her speech was softly spoken. She had no
demanding ways about her. She managed to get around, and do things
without sight in her eyes. Diane had managed to get all she could learn
about a child that is blind. Her schooling would be in a special school
for the blind. All this was looked into as her school days would be in
In church she still looked around, and by now both William, and Diane,
did not question it. They spoke to the Pastor about April, and the words
she spoke. The Pastor just looked at them with great interest. Pastor Paul
said, "We are to understand I take it, that April is gifted. There is a
good reason for this blessing upon you having adopted this child. For
her to say things that she is unable to read, is from "The Holy Spirit." I am really interested in her growing years, because there will be
manifestations of truth. It will be like steps as she grows." Pastor
Paul thought a moment and then said, "Glory be, what if she is given
sight in the coming years? How wonderful that would be."
Diane went to see her friend Celia. On arriving, Celia came out of her
house in a hurry. Celia said, "Diane, glad your here, my brother has been
seeing a lady, ugh! Sorry to start as soon as you arrive, but-----Oh----Let's get in first, and I'll make us morning tea." Diane
sensed something negative.
Celia said, "April, how is she doing at her pre school kinder? You said
on the phone that she had to get used to being with other children, and
that it was a place for children like her, you know-----Um-----Deaf
children and blind children." Diane said, "Why do you slack your words
when you mention children with abnormalities? Every child is as worthwhile as the ones with all faculties. Stigmas are a waste of time, and I apologize but, it shows lack of understanding. These dear ones need all
the support, not the stigma of them being different. In the love of "The Lord," Not one lamb is to be left lost. Imagine if these dear
children were given just the needs to stay alive, and no love, just left
without true care, and it does happen. Sorry Celia, I am very protective
of children like my April." Celia said, "I am sorry, I just have a lot on
my mind, and you're right, no child should ever be without love."
Diane said, "April is doing quite well, she goes three mornings a week,
and is communicating with others well. Now what is it you wanted to
share with me?" Celia said, "Oh! My brother rick is seeing this new age
woman, who has convinced him of her being able to tell him about his
life." Diane said, "Oh no, how did he get to meet her?" Celia
broke up with Jenny, and got very hurt, so one day he saw a new age
shop, and went into it.
This lady does readings, so he thought to get some help for his hurt.
She told him all sorts of rubbish, and then charged him one hundred
pounds. Then she enticed him, so he took her out for dinner, and
naturally paid for that as well. He stopped going to church, and took up
reading all this material that is really weird. He has changed so much
even I do not recognize him. He bought a wizard figure, it's ugly to me,
but he said it will bring him fortune." Diane said, "You know as well as
I do, that it's the enemy that is working here on him. Has his health
altered at all?"
Celia said, "Yes, he has had headaches, lack of sleeping, and thinks he
sees things in the night!" Diane said, "He needs prayer, and we can do
that, but it is up to him to seek the true help, because as he was a
Christian, in his deepest part of his soul, he knows it's not good. Have
you spoken to him about it being the enemy?" Celia said, "Yes, but he
said, that from what it looked like, having the church and losing Jenny,
he cannot see the harm in this, to him it sounds more interesting, and
that he felt his headaches were due to his work, and losing Jenny."
Celia said, "We cannot do anything but pray for him. Oh Diane, can we go
and see Lotty together this morning? She is a humorous person, and a bit
of a nutcase, but she certainly lifts my spirit."
Diane had a few hours to do as she pleased, and thought this a great
idea. Celia called Lotty, and she was delighted of them coming over to
see her. Lotty gave them both a big hug, and put her paint on their
cheeks in the process! She had been painting her back bedroom, and being
Lotty, she would have it everywhere.
Lotty said, "How about you put on the kettle, and I will put cream on my
home made scones? Diane sat down, and Celia put the kettle on, but lo
and behold, Lotty had the cream ready for the scones when the phone
rang. While they were waiting for Lotty to end her call, the cat from
next door came in the kitchen. Diane, and Celia, went into the bathroom,
to get the paint off their faces. Celia laughed and said, "Trust Lotty
to put blue paint on our cheeks." Diane laughed and said, "Well you did
say she would cheer us up, and we never know what she will do next,
which is interesting."
The cat had gone to the bowl of cream, and was licking it up with glee.
The cats paws were in the bowl too! Lotty ended her call, and went to go
into the kitchen, but on the way, walked right into her vase of flowers,
which crashed to the floor. The sound scared the cat, so the bowl of
cream went flying along with the cat's quick departure. Diane, and
Celia, came back to the kitchen, wondering what the noise was.
Lotty said, "What has happened in here?, I must have left the back door
open. There by the back door sat the cat, licking herself clean from the
cream delight she had eaten. Diane just burst out laughing, and so did
Celia. They said that they left the kitchen to get the blue paint off
their faces, that Lotty had accidentally in her big hugs, put on them.
The scones were on the floor as well, and there was no chance of scones
and cream now. Lotty said, "That cat is a menace at times, I will go and
get the mop." Lotty went near the fallen cream, and slipped, and fell
down. She was not hurt, but she said, "I have the cream all over my
dress now, plus I went and walked into my vase of flowers in a hurry to
get back to you two, so there is water, and broken vase, and flowers all
over the hallway.
The three of them got the cleaning things, and began to clear up the
rather large mess. Diane said, "We missed out on morning scones now,
what about going to mac Donald's for early lunch?" The three laughed all
the way, and Lotty giving her jokes of life on the way.
Going back to Celia's, Diane said, "Bet you feel better now after all
that lot." Celia said, I sure do, it was fun in a way, and I also know
that my brother is a man, and I must not allow this to invade by faith.
Let us both have a word of prayer for him, when we get back to my house
before you leave to pick up April." They gave a very strong request for
Celia's brother rick, to see the darkness he has walked into, through
being heart broken over Jenny, and that he would see that he could have
asked for help directly from "The Lord." Celia said, "I think I got
some of that by just listening to rick, and as he talked of this woman
he now wants to be involved with seriously, I felt a real danger there
for him. After he left, and I saw the changes in him, not knowing him as
I used to, I got a feeling like something was invading me too!"
Diane said, "I do know that one is wise to be aware of the type of
company they keep. The enemy uses ways that are not even thought about.
Only a small opening can and does give harm. We know Celia, that "God" Loves us, and that no sick health is from him, it may be wise for you
to back off for a while with rick." Celia said, "Rick has backed off of me
already, he will not come and visit me after I said I did not like this
new age rubbish." Diane said, "Celia, just pray for him, if he wants
this path, he can only find that in time, the harm from the enemy will
be hurting him far more than going back to "Jesus Christ," Which is
the only way to be saved." Diane left to get April. Celia felt more at
Diane went to get April, and on the way home April said, "I did finger
painting, but I could not see it, so I tried to see it with my other
eyes." Diane cautiously said, "Did your other eyes tell you the colors?"
April said, "I felt the colors with my other eyes." Diane thought-----Felt? Well I never knew that she could feel what she cannot see. Then
Diane said, "I have your finger painting in your bag April, I did not
look at it yet, but I will when we get home."
Going in the house, Diane was eager to see her child's painting. As she
took it out of the bag, she unrolled it and looked at it. She just
thought, how is this coming? There in the painting done by April's
fingers, no brush work at all, she saw an eye, and around the eye were colors. Above the eye there was a faint figure of an angel. It was not
detailed, but had illustrated. Now Diane was in joy, she could not wait
for William to come home. She gave April a huge hug and said, "April
what did you think while you were doing this?" April said, "Miss Smithers said she was watching me, and that she was happy to see me do
that." Diane said, "Did she say anything about what you did?" April
said, "No mummy, she just said, wow! And stayed there, I told her I felt
it and that is how I see it." Diane said, "Did Miss Smithers say
anything at all after you said that?" April said, "She just said, you
feel what you see?" Then she did not say any more."
They had gone to the shops to buy April some paints and paper to paint
on. Diane thought this would be a good way
to see what is going on here.
William saw the finger painting, and just gasped at the illustration,
and he said, "Diane, I want Pastor Paul to see this. I will call him
now, and see if we can get him to come and see us tonight." Diane agreed
Pastor Paul came in the evening, and looked at the finger painting. He
said, "This is from above, it has to be, she says she feels it, and
feeling it, she sees it. That she uses her other eyes. Her spiritual eyes
are not blind. This is a very extraordinary gift. I have never come
across this before. We are-----I think-----To give thanks for this
young child's gifts, and to let her express herself fully, for although
this is in your family, it is also a gift that is to come out to others.
There is a strong message here. I am so certain that April is here to
give the strength of love, to show how strong the spirit of mercy is
Now the time was coming for further proof of why April was to be blind,
and yet see.
April was getting ready for her first day in the school. For a child of
five, she was quite able to dress herself. Diane just had to do her
hair. "April," Diane said, "How are you feeling about your new school?
Because this time you will be there five days a week." April did a
little whirl of a dance, and said, "I will be able to feel the books.
You said it is written in brail, has bumps in it. I want to read."
Diane said, "April, how did you get "Abba, Father," Did you feel the
Bible?" April said, "I see "Abba, Father." He comes with my other eyes." Diane left it at that, because she felt April will be able to express
this better when she is older. But she wondered, how does she see, and
not have her eyes? The other eyes see?
Driving to school Diane felt a pang of absence not having April around
as much. Going into the first infant's class, she met Miss Sanders. Miss
sanders said, "Welcome April, you will have a good time in this class.
We will be teaching you many things that are for the blind to sense
with." April said, "I have my other eyes!" Miss Sanders looked at Diane,
with a questioning look. Diane said, "She has gifts that are unfolding.
She has been that way since we adopted her." Miss Sanders did not
further that, as she did not understand. The school was a Christian
school, but these things had never happened. Miss Sanders did have
strange things happen, but nothing like 'other' eyes.
Diane left April and took a drive to Celia's. She felt really lonesome without
her child, and needed some comfort. Celia said, "Glad to see you. April
is going to be doing well I feel, so it's just the change of her being
away for school hours that is upsetting you, it's perfectly natural.
They decided to go to the shops and buy some clothing for themselves.
This would help Diane take her mind off not having April that day.
When they arrived near a car yard, Celia saw rick there. She said to
Diane, "Rick is in the car yard, he has a woman with him, look at her!"
Diane looked, and saw a woman dressed in strange clothes, with blond
hair, that had purple edges, she would be hard to miss. Diane said, "Oh
my, this must be that woman you told us about?" Celia said, "Yes, no doubt
it is. I wonder what rick is doing in the car yard. He has just got a
new car. How about we go in and say hi, and perhaps he will tell us why
he is in there." Rick saw them coming, and said, "Hi there! This is
crystal." They said hello to her, but asked rick if his new car was in
Rick said, "No, I am going to buy crystal a car." Celia looked at rick
in disbelief. She saw that this woman had black makeup so hard around
her aging eyes, brilliant red lipstick, her skirt was so short, and her
top showing just about all her breasts. Then the woman spoke," I am
crystal, and run a new age shop. Why not make an appointment and let me
do a reading for you." Diane said, "No thank you, it's against my true "Lord." I would never take another idol for him." Celia nudged Diane and
said, "I feel the same way, I do not need what you call reading for my
life." Crystal gave them both a dark look, a very dark look.
Rick said, "We have to get to talk to the manager of this car yard, as
crystal wants this bright red car, so you both better go and do what you
were doing." He too gave them a dark look. Diane said when far enough
away, "Oh what a horrid feeling I got near her, did you get that Celia?"
Celia said, "Yes, I did, I think we both could do with talking to Pastor
Paul about this, we need our armor now strongly."
They shopped for clothing, and had some fun doing that. On the way back
to the car, Pastor Paul was in the car parking lot. He saw them, and
greeted them warmly. Diane said, "We were coming to see you." Pastor
Paul said, "Come this afternoon, about two o'clock." So they said they
would be there.
They arrived there, and went into his office with Pastor Paul. Celia
told Pastor Paul about her brother. She gave all the details she knew.
Diane said, "I felt really uncomfortable when I met that lady that does
the new age thinking.
Pastor Paul said, "This lady is working with the darkness, and unknowing
to her, she is walking the path of satan. So many of these people
believe in this, that they become attached to the wiles of all satanic
lies. It begins with some truth, enough to give false intentions that
all new age people are forever in life, meaning reincarnation, angels,
all manner of things. The whole thing is to destroy them." Celia
said, "Oh! So rick has given himself over to that side of life at the present
stage?" Pastor Paul said, "Yes, the one thing that is going for him is
that he knew "Jesus." That may well rise against this pathway that he
has come to now. That is why prayer is very important for him, but you
Celia, would be wise to have no contact with the woman he is with now,
because she will try to convince you enough, to get you to go the same
way. You told me that rick is spending a large amount of money on her, correct?"
Celia said, "Yes, a new car." Pastor Paul shook his head, and looked to
her concerned. He said, "Well rick has already begun to get destroyed,
as long as he gives in to her darkness, he will continue to be getting
his life's work destroyed. The real reason is to destroy his eternal
life. So if he looked into this, once he realizes what this woman is up
to, he may I pray, just return in time. It is so much a twisted path,
that people get inquisitive, the smallest of openings really does allow
the forces to move in. Diane, please keep yourself away from Celia's
brother, and this woman." Diane said, "I saw her today, so how will it
be?" Pastor Paul said, "Our prayer after this talk will cut that off."
Diane felt safe enough after the prayer, she felt no threats at all.
Celia felt the same. Celia said, "If rick does not see what this woman
is doing, he is blind." Diane said, "Yes, funny how I know a blind child
can see though." Celia said, "I think rick is mixing up his heartbreak
healing with a really rough woman, that is using his hurt feelings to
gain for herself, and after he has spent all, she will dump him, and he
can do nothing about the money he spent on her." Diane said, "I just
Hope that does not send him round the bend, and further away from
Diane went to pick up April, and to her surprise, Miss Sanders was
holding April's hand waiting for her. April ran to her mother saying," I
did see today, I did see." Miss Sanders said, "April is blind I know,
but how could she see a rainbow? I thought she was imagining it, so I
looked out the window, there above the hills was a bright rainbow. Now
April did not say the rainbow was above the hills, she just said
rainbow, rainbow, and pointed out the window. How can she point to a
window? How can she point towards the direction of the rainbow? I am in
surprise, because no child I have had in my class, has had this kind of
Diane said, "She feels it, that is how she sees it." Miss Sanders
said, "How can feelings give sight?" What does she know about rainbows?" Diane
said, "Miss Sanders, please do not be so surprised, as you know all of
us are "God's" Children, so if it pleases him to give her spirited
eyes that are not blind, that is his gift to her, so that we are given
the gift through her. So it will be. I do ask you to not make her a
favorite. She is the same as the rest of the blind children, and I want
her treated equal. If she says she sees with her other eyes, she does. I
know she sees, but not how we do." Miss Sanders agreed to make April
equal, but said, "It will be hard to not notice "Jesus Christ" In her
face. I saw that many times today." We start the day with a short
prayer, and her face showed the love of "Christ" Within her. We end
the day with a short prayer, and the same thing happened. I am just in
awe of this, I have never encountered such a child, she is what I call a
holy child." Diane said, "Do not make more of it than it is, in other
words, allow "The Holy Spirit" To take her for his work, when it is in
his supreme time, OK? But remember she is a child."
April had talked about her day at school and then she said, "I saw a
rainbow, it had colors in it, and it shone brightly." Diane said, "Did
you know where the rainbow was?" April said, "Yes in my other eyes."
Diane said no more, she felt being her first day at school, April will
need to have some rest, a nice bath before bedtime.
William heard all about April's day at school, he left talking to her
about it until the weekend. He had to go away for a few days to do a
Diane was so happy about April having her other eyes. She thought-----I just wish I knew
how it comes to her to see things she cannot see with her blind eyes.
She knew it was gifted to her daughter, but the intelligence behind that
is far higher than human intelligence.
Joanne, April's real mother, had never gotten over giving her daughter away.
She knew she was adopted, but her whereabouts, she never got to know. Joanne
had nothing but the memory of her. She thought about her being blind,
and thought that her life would be very limited. Joanne did not know her
child was given the gift of love from above.
Diane and Celia were both having a morning together, enjoying each
other's company. Diane said, "Celia, I was thinking about April's real
mother just recently, I thought that she might one day try to find her
daughter." Celia said, "Does that concern you much?" Diane
thinking about it, if April's mother did not have April, we would not
have her, so in a way she is as important, so I thought if she did try
to find her, then I would not be against that." Celia looked at Diane and
said, "You would not be upset? I think most adoptive parents would be."
Diane said, "To me "Our Lord" Gave us April through her mother, we are
doing our best for April, and if her mother needed to know how she went
through life, then she in my view has that right." Celia said, "Golly
Diane, you really are very spiritual about this." Diane said, "Flesh is
born of flesh, but the real birth is born of spirit, because we are
spirit, the spirit that belongs to "God." They had a good morning and
then went on their ways.
April had her years in the infant class, and was moving to junior class.
Miss Sanders told the new teacher that April is a very different child,
and that if she says she sees with her other eyes, take notice of it,
but do not make her above the other children. Miss Sanders said, "Her
mother is strict on April being treated as the other children, and her
gifts must not be given higher attention, just take notice, and allow it to be
part of April's learning and growth." The new teacher Mr. Kingston
said, "I will be looking forward to this, from what you have said, and
what is in her reports, this child is-----Oh lets say-----With
a sight unknown to me, until I have her in class. Does she talk about
her other eyes, as in where they come from?" Miss Sanders said, "No,
but she says two words a lot, it's "Abba, father." Mr. Kingston
said, "From my knowledge that is in Romans, about being adopted by our real
parent, when saved. How can this child know that? Interesting, I am
looking forward to this."
April began her junior class. Mr. Kingston was eagerly waiting to meet
her, but kept his eagerness from his face. April came dressed in a blue
and white dress, her long golden hair in ringlets, and her body language
was determined. Mr. Kingston met Diane, and they passed a few words.
During the class time, April was listening to Mr. Kingston talking about
the beginning of life for "Jesus Christ." The other blind children just
sat there still, but April had joy in her face when Mr. Kingston said
the words "Jesus Christ." He noticed her joy, and it was obvious she
knew who he was. He then thought to give each child a chance to say what
they felt about "Jesus," And how they put him in their minds." Every
child spoke that they heard of him, but none said they knew him. He came
to April, and said, "April, how do you see "Jesus?" April
said, "I see
him every day, and every night, I see him with my other eyes, he loves
me." Mr. Kingston was flabbergasted by her answer, he was short of
knowing what to say next. He carefully said, "April, tell the class what
you know of "Jesus." April said, "He has been with me since I was very
small, I feel him, and he looks after me, and I know "Abba, father." Now Mr. Kingston was dumb founded for words. He thought, I cannot go against
that, because if "Our Lord" Has gifted this child, then she will see
what he wants her to see. Mr. Kingston said, April, your other eyes,
where do you keep them?" April put her hand to her heart, and said,
"Here, in here I have another body, nobody can see it, but we all have
another body. It's invisible, but real."
Mr. Kingston had to end the conversation, as he was taken by sharp
surprise, and he thought how he did not know about another body. The
class ended, and Mr. Kingston went to his head of the school. Mr. Kingston
said to Mr. Fairly, "I have this new child in my class. I am a little
concerned about her mental health." Mr. Fairly sat back in his chair, and
laughed. He said, you mean April? Let me tell you, this child is not
having mental problems. Miss Sanders had this concern, she found this
child very intelligent, and quite by far capable of independence of her
own. Our school is Christian, so are our teachers. Tell me Mr. Kingston,
have you thought that the other body April mentioned to you is the
spirit? The spirit belonging to "Our Father in heaven." Every one of us
has this body, as April calls it, that is invisible."
"For many it sleeps, for some it sleeps for all their lifetime. For the
saved, it is born, we could say born again, the heart is where the
feelings are from "Our Lord" Easy to see why. He takes up that heart
that was dead to the truth of life. "Jesus" Does not come empty
handed, when his child comes to him, that was dead, he comes with life,
purest love there is, the armor for salvation, and safety. He comes
with sight, ears that hear, cripples that walk. Oh come on Mr. Kingston,
you know all this." Mr. Kingston said, "No-----I knew about what
I have learned in life as a Christian, but this child has explained it
very well, and you have just described it into my image of
understanding. I apologize, as I did let the thought come that she may
have a mental problem when talking about another body. My goodness, we
all can learn, even when adult, I have learned today. It is so
interesting, and makes sense now. Do you think Mr. Fairly, that "Our
Lord" Sent her to earth in her blindness to bare witness to his truth?" Mr. Fairly
said, "I knew about April's gifts from Miss Sanders, and did
not the "Lord" Say, the blind shall see? Yes he did, who are we to
question his miracles?" Mr. Kingston said, "How right that is. It is
certain, that this child is gifted, and how she allows the growth of her
gifts, lays in the hands of "Jesus Christ." Do you think when she gets
older, she might have some children making fun of her?" Mr. Fairly
said, "That is likely. But that will not stop her gifts, just let her be, and if
she says anything about her other eyes, listen carefully. But as her
mother wishes, do not give her extra attention."
Mr. Kingston now knew how to handle this. He knew that he had never
thought of the spirit being another body. It would be, but the only body
that is eternal is the other body. He smiled, and thought how beautiful
the way April put it was.
April was happy at school her learning to manage in life was incredible-----Her age being young, and her mind being much older in her gifts. She
learned to do many things, and had a determination hard to beat, as she
was one never to be beaten. Her nature was very soft, and gentle, but a real
fire was in her to do all she can herself.
Her junior years were coming to an end, and Mr. Kingston was unhappy to
have her leave his class with the others, but her especially, because
this child had taught him much, without trying to.
Diane now had April getting to her twelfth year. She had grown into a
very lovely young girl. One day April went to go outside, and she heard
another child say, "April, come over here, and play with me." April had
never left her home without telling her mother. She went toward the
voice, and suddenly a car came towards her, she got hit by the car, and
was laying face down in the middle of the road. All the neighbors came
outside, as the car horn was loudly blaring before the accident.
Diane came running outside, and she never thought to see April laying
down hurt. Her heart sank, her neighbor went to call an ambulance, in
emergency. The driver of the car said, "My good God, why did she just
walk right in front of me, she must have seen the car, or at least heard
it?" Diane said, "My daughter is blind, and-----How close to her
were you before you saw her?" The driver said, "As you know this bend is
near your house, and she just came out and went out onto the road." The
details were given. The ambulance arrived. To Diane's heart, she thought
she might loose April.
When the ambulance took April's life force to see how she was, they told
Diane that she was alive, and breathing with a bit of difficulty, and that
she was unconscious. The whole thing made Diane just fall into panic.
She called William, who came to the hospital. April was taken to
theatre. Both William, and Diane, could not speak, but prayed all the
time. They called Pastor Paul, and he came as soon as he could. Pastor
Paul was very supportive. He said, "We do not know why this happened.
April has never just left her home without you, so let us believe there
is something greater here, than it appears now."
After surgery, the surgeon came to them and said, "Your daughter will
live, her head was fractured, but not enough to cause her harm in her
life. She will be able to speak to you tomorrow, so if you wish, you may
stay overnight." They agreed to, and Pastor Paul said that he will
cancel his morning's service, and stay as well.
The next morning was very tense for both William and Diane. They were
asked to go in to see April, but to not over tax her in too much talk.
April had her head covered with medical dressings. Her eyes were
bruised. She opened her eyes, and said, "Daddy, mummy, what happened to
me?" Diane looked at William and said, "How can she know we are here?
Being blind unless we talk, she could not know." A miracle had taken
place. They thought her other eyes must have told her they were there.
After several days, April's eyes were given sight. The surgeon said, "We
knew she was blind, by your telling us, and us seeing that in theatre.
None of us know how she got her sight. She was telling us what she could
see," Diane said, "She must have told you it was with her other eyes."
the surgeon said, "Other eyes? No, she is seeing, she is able to see. I
am not sure what you mean by other eyes, we all only have two eyes."
neither parent said anything to that. As they got near to April she
showed them that she had her eye sight.
Diane said, "Are you certain she is actually given her sight? She was
born blind." She can see you, she told us she could see the nurses. We
have no possible way of knowing how this happened, considering her head
injury. It could have been the shock of that, but we are lost to know
how. I have never come across this in my medical life at all. In fact
her recovery is swift, and her abilities are all normal. She will be
able to leave the hospital in two weeks time. We just want to monitor her
for that time, and to see that the injury is healing properly."
When the surgeon left them alone, both William, and Diane, fell upon
their knees, and cried so hard in thanksgiving for April to be
healed. April said, "I can see you, and I think my other eyes are still
with me, but I now have these eyes." She put her hands to her eyes. Then
April said, "I had "Jesus Christ" Come to see me in this hospital."
both parents stopped to listen. April said, "Yes, "Abba, Father." You
see he comes to see me for as long as I can remember. "Jesus and Abba,
Father" Are one, the same, if you know what I mean. I was laying here,
and I saw "Jesus" Come to my bedside. He came in brilliant light, and
I saw him first with my eyes, these eyes, she put her hands again to her
human eyes. He came first with my other eyes, then touched me with
light, on my head, and then I saw him from my other eyes, to these eyes.
I could not sleep after that, because he spoke to me saying, "My child,
I love thee, you will see now, because of your faith in me. Ye have
shown the truth whilst blind in your eyes. The work I have for thee will
continue, all gifts ye have are from me. My path is narrow, and your
love for me is wide. Go forth and give unto all the truth, as I give it
to thee through your life. I will never leave thee." After that he went
up into the room, and through the ceiling, and then gone."
The tears from both parents were coming fast, and their love for "The
Lord" Was deepened. They saw for the first time, a real miracle. April
said, "I have to stay here for a while, but can you get me into a school
that will teach me to read from books? I will be able to learn things
with my new eyes. "Jesus" Told me that he wishes me to read the Bible,
and to grow in his truth." Diane said, "April, you now can see, why is
it you're not very surprised about this?" April said, "My other eyes did
look for me before, "Abba, father" Told me I will see, but he never
told me how, or when. So I just looked with my other eyes, and my other
body, here," As she put her hand to her heart.
The miracle went through the whole area she lived in. Pastor Paul, was
in total awe of this, he had not seen a miracle this large. Pastor Paul,
made one whole Sunday service, in thanksgiving, and total gratitude to
the mercy of "The Holy Spirit." He said, "Who would have thought an
accident would give April her sight? What a miracle. Nothing is limited
to our greatest and only "Lord."
April was ready to come home, and she knew already what was given her,
was to give to others.
April was able to leave the hospital. She had healed so well, that she
could now see the surgeon at intervals as an out-patient. Before she
left, an eye professor looked at her eyes. He said, "How this young lady
got her sight is beyond me, knowing her background of her eyes, as being
blind for life."
William and Diane both came to get April. Both were so eager to have
her home again. They knew that things would be altering quite a bit now.
Before they got there, William said, "The driver of the car that hit
April, has made a statement to the police. They could not find that he
was at fault, so he may get off it." Diane said, "That is because April
was blind when she just walked on the road, she had not gone halfway, so
he would never have seen her in time. I did wish at the time, that
Geraldine did not call her to come over to her house." William
was so unusual for her to leave the house without telling us, to guide
her." Diane said, "She now has her eye sight, I do not think even if we
could take the driver for damages, because you and I know, when we
drove to the bend near our house, he could not have seen her in time."
William said, "Correct, because there was a car parked on the turn of
the bend, when April went to cross over. That is all documented. He
really would not have had time to stop before hitting her. Come to think
of it, she got hit, and her head injury was from the impact of the fall,
that threw her, and she landed on her head. It's so good that she did not
sustain further injuries, or-----You know
Diane-----Be dead." Diane said, "Let us enjoy the miracle
for what it is."
April was looking out of the car window, and she said, "I missed so much
being blind in my new eyes now, I see so many colors." Diane said,
saw colors before your new eyes April, you said you did." April
said, "Yes I did, but I often felt nobody really believed me. I think miss
sanders did, and Mr. Kingston did. I know you both did. But some of the
children just teased me."
As they were going along, William took the country roads, as there was
more to see there, than shopping malls. April said, "I still have my
other eyes, and my other body. My other eyes saw colors far different
to my new eyes." William said, "Tell us what you mean by that." April
said, "I remember seeing a bird, and mummy said she saw the bird, but
how I saw it was like this, it had a large golden light around it."
Diane said, "Yes she saw the bird, but when I looked up, I saw beauty,
but no golden light." April said, "The rainbow, now that was moving,
it's colors were so bright, that it looked like it had life in it, oh!
Who will believe this?" William said, "We will April." She recounted her
other eyes giving her many sights that were from above.
They arrived home, and outside the house was a tall banner saying, "Welcome home April." As they drove in the drive way, Pastor Paul greeted
April. Inside the
home he had
invited many people from the church. There was to
be a celebration, and a party on one. April just looked at the banner,
and said, "Mummy, what does it say?" Diane told her the welcome, and
that inside there was more surprises.
They all cheered as she entered the room they were waiting in. There
were piles of presents on the table, and floor. After the cheering, so
many came forward to offer assistance to get April the best education
there was. She had to learn many new ways of life now.
One lady said, "How do you feel with your eye sight now?" April
said, "I saw before with my other eyes, now I have two sets of eyes. Silence
fell in the room, because April said, "You see, "Abba, father" He came
to me all the time, I saw "Jesus." It was when "Jesus" Touched my
head in the hospital room, that I got my other set of eyes. Oh really! I
wish you all could see him, he is magnificent, he is pure love, and
purest of all the kingdoms that he glows, and when I saw him I wanted to
go with him, and he told me I had things to do here. He looked like he
had a human body, but he was light, a light body, the body I call my
other body, is part of that light. His touch on my head was giving many
lights in colors to me, I saw them with my other eyes. Then it felt
like the lights were going into my head, and my eyes had warmth around
them, my other eyes stopped seeing for me then." One man there was a
Christian, but with reservations of the people that claim to see
visions. He said, "April that is a nice story, but I think the hospital
doing your operation, got you to see."
April stood up, and looked long and hard at this man, his name was Mr.
Heathery. She said, "You may say what you will, it makes no difference
to me, just I fear the thoughts that people can deny the highest of all,
and the intelligence that we do not have, being ridiculed." The man, was
thinking, that she uses words she has never read. Could he perhaps have
been mistaken by his negativity? April then went over to the man, and
gently gave him a hug, and said, "I do know that each of "God's"
children have different gifts, and that for some, growing in "Christ"
it takes longer. I was able to talk well because of my dearest parents.
They nurtured me, and gave me every bit of their time to help me. If you
think of that, that is how "Jesus Christ" Looks upon us." April looked
at Mr. Heathery, then continued to say, "If I had not taken the mercy of
my parents help, I would have had no help given to me, because I chose
to be in denial. It would not have been my parents choice for me to be
so, the same is with "Our Lord." He wants to help us all. If we do not
listen to him, then we too are without all the nurturing.
" Mrs. Beverly said, "I have money that is in need of good use, and I ask
if you will put April in a private school, where she will get full
attention to get her lessons up to date, in time of course. We had no
children, and this way, I feel that we will be giving to "The Lord"
who will direct it to where it's to be met." Here is a check to get her
into all her needs, and she may get to university later in life." Please
do not stop my giving this." Diane just looked shocked. She said in
tears," Mrs. Beverly, how can I ever thank you and your husband? This is
so much money, I doubt it would take it all." Mrs. Beverly said, "She can
then use the rest to her own desires later on."
Pastor Paul said, "May I say that April is gifted, and her abilities
have been far more than many blind children. There has been times when I
thought her words were much older than her age is. Some of us never see
"Jesus Christ." Those that have, believe me, he has a purpose for them.
I suppose if the door is only partly open, then the full use of the door
cannot be." Diane said, "April knows that I wanted her to be treated the
same as anyone else, yes we taught her to speak, but her need now is to
learn to read, and have her education caught up with. Because of her
blindness, she had schooling that was limited to some degree."
They then got April to open her other presents. She had so many things
that she never looked at before. Instead of feeling them, she could see
Everyone had a happy afternoon, and all had given goods to April that
were of use. At the end of the celebration, Pastor Paul said, "We will
finish this wonderful day with prayer." He was about to start, when
April said, "My new eyes are tired now, and I must use my other eyes."
all sat there in wonder, because April had never had her other eyes in
April said, "We have "Our Lord" Here, he is listening to us, he is
able to be everywhere at once."
Pastor Paul said, "Let us pray, and let us thank for all healing that is
given." He conducted the prayer beautifully. Then it was time for the
visitors to leave.
The house seemed very quiet after such a happy time of having their
daughter back home. April said, "My new eyes are not tired now."
William said, "You were right when you said you now have two sets of
eyes, one, your human eyes, and the other your spiritual eyes." April
said, "I have to learn so much now." William and Diane were
overwhelmed by the whole healing April had been given. April went to her
bedroom, and slept very well.
The next morning, William and Diane were going to find a private
school. None seemed to be the right one. A call came from Pastor Paul,
who said, "I have just been looking for a Christian private school, and
I found one that would be great for April, if you agree." William
said, "Where is it?" Pastor Paul said, "It's in Thornlie, that is about thirty
minutes drive each day though, is that too long for you?" William
said, "No, nothing is too far because I know you were led to find this school,
thank you so much." Pastor Paul said, "I asked them when they could see
April, in case you did agree to it." William said, that's fine, what
day?" Pastor Paul said, "Next Monday morning, because they have a school
holiday for two weeks after that, so if you and they agree, April can
start in three weeks time." William thanked Pastor Paul, who said he
would go with them if it might be of help. William said, "I think it
might be great to have you with us. Do come, and another thank you."
William told Diane about the private school, and that the time would be three
weeks before April starts. Diane said, "It might have to be a little
later, we will have to see what the surgeon thinks when we take April
next Wednesday for her check up."
Wednesday came, and April was taken to the surgeon, and to see how she
is going. They asked him about her starting school. He said, "I think
she will be fine for the three weeks ahead, I just have never seen a
patient heal this quickly before. I will see her again before she starts,
and that may well be the last time. She is really a fortunate young
William and Diane thought about going away for a time, taking April
for a short holiday. William was given the time off, and he said, "How
about we go to the place that we went to on our honeymoon?" Diane
smiled, as she remembered the lovely place. She said, "Oh she will love
the pools there, you know the ones that are hidden in the great park?
Then she can have time to relax, and be really ready for her school."
William said, "Yes, she will love the forests, and the animals that run
free, she will be able to see them."
Saturday morning, they took the luggage to the car, and took their drive
to ♱ the elms ♱ as they got close to it, the scenes were soft and
natural. Diane said, "Oh, I am enjoying this William, we have not had
time away for years." They booked their caravan in advance, so they
could go straight in, and settle down.
Saturday afternoon, they went to look in the hidden places, because
Diane had told April about them, who was eager to see them. April said, "Why are the pools hidden?" William
said, "Well they are not really
hidden, but they somehow seem to be very peaceful. We will walk over
there near the waterfall, and then you will see. April walked near the
falls, and looked over the rocks in the side of the falls. There she saw
a very soft pool and said, "Here one is, oh look at that, it is
different to what I imagined a pool to be."
On the side of the pool were little flowers, pink and yellow ones. April
went to look at the other side of the pool. To her delight there were doves
there, she wanted to know the names of these birds. William sat down and
said, "The pool is not deep at all, but doves come here. We saw them
when we were here many years ago." William then laid down, and had a
sleep. Diane read her magazine. April said she wanted to see if a dove
would come near her. Diane said, "Probably not April, do not scare
them." April went near a tree and sat near the dove, who was by the
pool. The dove came near April, and she did not move, so as not to scare
it. The next thing April knew, was the dove came near her hand. She
whispered quietly, I can see you with my other eyes," The dove came
closer, and sat by April's body. April said, "Did "Abba, father" Send
you to come to me? Because I was told not to scare."
April caught a bright light above the tree, and saw the light change
colors. This time she could see it with her eyes, and her other eyes.
She knew it was not a rainbow, and the dove went over to the other side
of the tree, so April followed the dove. There in the light descending
came a voice, and said, "Blessed are ye, take the light to all your
life, ye are my precious child, I love thee." The dove had settled on
April's shoulder, whilst these words were said. April smiled, she knew
what this meant. She walked back to her parents, and Diane saw the dove
on April's shoulder, and said nothing. She could tell by April's face,
that she had a message given her. Diane had seen this look before.
The dove then flew off and went away. April said, "I have had a lovely
time here, can we see another pool tomorrow?" Diane said, "Yes, but
right now we will go and order our dinner."
William ordered a steak and salad, Diane ordered a lamb roast, and
April said, "I like the look of that." Diane said, "What April?" April
said, "That there." Diane looked, and laughed, as she was pointing to
the outside of the diner, William looked too, and he just burst out
laughing, saying, "You mean the fish and chips?" April said, "Well they
have no plates, they eat it out of paper!" There were a few people
eating fish and chips, sitting on the benches outside the fish and chip
shop. So William said, "We can order it in here for you April." April
said, "No daddy, I want to eat it as they do." Now William and Diane
had their first taste of April wanting her own way! William said, "We
have ordered ours in here, and cannot just leave it." April said, "Well
I can go and buy it, and you can sit in here, and I can sit out there."
Diane said, "Alright, but I will ask the waiter to hold back my dinner,
while I go with you to buy it." April said, "No mummy. I want to buy
it." Diane looked at April, and could see her determination to do for
herself. William and Diane were so used to April being dependent on
them, that this was strange to them. Diane said, "You have no money
April, so you cannot buy it." April said, "You have money, so give me
some, and I will go and buy it." William said, "Diane, we can see her
from here, and she will not be unsafe, here is some money April, and go
and buy your fish and chips. But sit on that bench there."
April took the money, and went into the fish and chip shop. She asked
for what the others were eating. The owner looked at her saying, "They
order what we fry on the menu." April said, "A menu what is that, a
food?" The owner said, "Where are your parents?" April said, "Look in
that place over there." He said, "So they know you're here?" April said, "Yes." By now the owner was not sure what she wanted, so he asked her if
she wanted the lot." April said, "Yes, I want what the others have eaten
out of paper." The owner said, "Wait here, I will send my kitchen hand
to your parents, and ask them what you want." April was now indignantly
saying, "See what you're cooking, I want that!" The owner
said, "I have
orders of fish and chips, hamburgers, and all that is on the menu.
Unless you tell me what you want, I cannot know." April saw the owner
pull out fish and chips for one order, and she said, "That is what I
want to buy, my parents gave money to buy it." The owner asked again,"
you want the lot right?" April said, "Yes."
When she got the package, it was Avery Large. The owner had got so
uncertain of her order, he cooked her, fish and chips, with calamari
rings, prawn cutlets, along with dim sims, and crab sticks. She paid him
the money, and left the shop. William came outside and looked at April
saying, "You were a long time in there getting your fish and chips."
April said, "He did not know what I wanted, so he ended up cooking me all
this." William looked and saw all the food in there, and he roared with
laughter, and went inside the fish and chip shop. He said, "Pardon me,
but my daughter was in here, and did not make her order correctly, I apologize for that, but she was blind, and got her sight, some weeks
ago. She wanted food out of paper, and was adamant about doing it for
herself. She does not know as yet, how to do all this, but she wanted to
try." The owner said, "Yes I had trouble knowing what she wanted. Tell
you what, how about I give you all a free meal tomorrow? Because she
paid for enough food for four people, due to me not knowing what she was
not clear about! Now I understand, she sees now, and is trying her own
William said, "That is nice of you, but I do not expect that. We have
never had her this way before, because she depended on us, so it is first
for us too!" The owner said, "How often would I hear of a blind child
from birth, getting her sight at twelve years of age, coming into my
shop, and doing her first ever order, even if it was a muck up! Now I
think it's really funny, but also very good, because she showed me she
meant business. So please, tomorrow, when you are ready for a good fry
up, allow me to give you a free by three meals. I felt when you said she
got her sight back, something miraculous happened to her." William
said, "You do not know how right you are, it was a miracle. Alright, I
take your offer, in gratitude, thank you. See you tomorrow about five
p.m." Then the two men laughed about it all. Meanwhile April was eating
her meal, she had food all around her mouth, and said, "I had to eat all
this, but I cannot, it's too much. Why did the man not understand me
daddy?" William explained why, and said tomorrow they will have food
from there, together on the benches, out of paper! He will then tell
April how to order properly next time, and said, "I did not tell you how
to do it, I just thought you would get your fish and chips, but he
laughed, and said, "April, you did well, but bet you're far from hungry
Diane, said to William, "I think we are in for a lot of changes in
April now. She has never been so strong in her wanting her own way
before. I think that her independence is a natural thing to be, but I
never expected it, gave it no thought. It's really funny in a way, but it
has made us realize, we have to allow her her own independence, and the
correct manner to do that, and not give her a full free range, or
otherwise we may get her wanting her own way. She will have to be taught
now to consider this in a good way."
The days ahead were going to be a time they will see April wanting to
take charge of her own life. April meanwhile knew that she had a great
deal to learn.
To the fish and chip shop William, Diane, and April go, after having a day
looking around the beautiful area they had gone to. The elms gave such a
peace. No noisy traffic, no crowds of people, and not one bit of
trouble. Diane began to notice that April was really becoming
independent, and felt a kind of loss, to how it used to be. William on
the other hand was very pleased with April although he did feel at times
a loss of April needing him the way she used to.
They stopped at a vineyard on the way to the fish and chip shop. William
liked to have a good wine, and wanted to taste the products, before
buying some. He was not a constant drinker, but used wine for occasions.
Diane tasted some, and liked the blackberry wine. April said, "I want to
try some." Diane said, "No April, you are too young, so please do not
touch the glasses for customers to taste." April just shrugged, not
looking pleased about that. To her a drink was a drink, and never knew
William went to the other side of the wine trading shed, and talked to
the man that owned it, about his vineyard. Diane was talking to a woman
that was interested in making her own wines at home. April got bored,
and stood there thinking, nobody is near the glasses, and I cannot see
why I cannot taste a drink. She went to help herself to a glass, and
drank it! She thought, that was nice, but it burnt her a bit, when it
went down her throat. So she picked up another, and drank that one, she
thought yuk! That one was horrid. She was about to take a third, when
William saw her, and he said, "April! Do not drink any of those glasses.
It's for adults only." April said, "Why? I cannot see why?" William
said, "April, did you drink any of them?" April said, "Um-----Yes daddy, I
did, and now I feel-----Ugh !-----I feel funny, my head feels funny."
William said, "Oh no, we better get mummy, and get you back to the
caravan." April said, "What about the food in paper? I wanted that."
William thought, she is thinking straight, if she remembers that they
were on their way there, after the vineyard visit, but he half expected
a reaction, and there was.
April began to laugh, and giggle, and everything said to her by William,
and Diane, she laughed at. Both parents were annoyed, but they said to
each other, that one of them should have been with her, and that they
did not really expect her to take a drink. April laughed at them and
said, "I think you're funny, and I feel dizzy, and-----Now I
feel-----Sick." They went back to the caravan, and April fell asleep on
the couch. William said, "I have to go and tell the owner of the fish
and chip, shop we cannot have the free meal today, and tell him why, I
bet he will laugh, because it is funny in a way, but also our own
lacking of not knowing that April will now be different, and watch her,
and explain things better." Diane said, "Yes, she is becoming very
strong in her will for doing for herself. I just Hope she has not made
any harm to her new eyes."
William told the owner of the shop that they were unable to have the
free meal today, and the owner said, "Well, come later tonight then." So
William said, "My daughter was with us in a vineyard." The owner
said, "Oh yes, Mr. Downing is the owner, and his wines are great!" William
said, "Yes so I found out in my daughter!" The owner of the fish, and
chip, shop said, "Your daughter?" William told him what happened! Well
did the owner laugh loudly? Yes! He said, "You will have your work cut
out with that girl, I can see that, and now she has sight, she is trying
out innocently things, and daring to try to be daring." William
said, "So I believe now, neither of us expected her to be so active to things
as quick as she has been. We have to understand her, and try to show her
the good things, and the ones that can be harmful." The owner said,
come on, she is not bad, she did not know, and it is so funny, it would
be better to see the funny side, and deal with it when she is not
tipsy." William said, "Yes tipsy at twelve eh?" They both laughed, and
the date for the free meal was for the following day. So all was well.
Diane watched April sleep, and then she saw April rise up from the couch
saying," Mummy, where have I been? I feel as if I went somewhere I had
never been before, so where was it?" Diane said, "April, do you remember
drinking any drinks in the vineyard shed?" April thought for a minute,
and then said, "I think I did yes. No, I know I did, but it burnt me, and
another was horrid, and then I was somewhere else, but do not know
where." Diane said, "April, you took a path unknown to you, and that is
why you lost your way. That is why you did not see where you were."
April said, "My new eyes showed me nothing, and my other eyes did not
work, so I remember feeling sick."
Diane then began to explain that all new things she will learn, must be
checked before she tries anything. That some things are very harmful in
the wrong hands. Also if she wants her own independence, she must learn
to be well mannered about it, and not force it, so that she gets her own
way. Life is not like that, Diane told her. Diane then said, "April, we
should have told you that drink for a young girl like you, is harmful,
and is dangerous, we just were so used to you being so quiet, and always
with us, that we forgot your new eyes will attract you to things you
never knew about. So forgive us April. We forgive you."
April said, "I don't like how it made me sick, and then not knowing
where I was. Diane hugged her, and William just came back, and said how
the owner laughed so hard about that, and the free meal is still there
tomorrow. Diane said, "I am hungry now, so I will make us some beans on
toast for tonight." April said, "I do not want to eat, my stomach feels
funny still, I just want to go to bed, and sleep."
April was fine the next morning. But William, and Diane, made an
appointment with a doctor in the elms small town. When they had April
checked by the doctor, he checked her eyes, and said that she is fine,
nothing has happened to her eyes, and nothing has happened to her head.
She was just under the influence of alcohol, then he said, "Pardon me,"
and laughing himself, he continues to say, " This is funny really, the
innocence of it, and the lack of her knowing, I would not blame
yourselves too much, it has shown you that all other ways are about to
rise, and you both will learn a great deal, and April will be learning
too! Go on with your holiday, and just make sure she is advised, and
supervised gently, so that she does not do anything like that again."
They took an early lunch packed in a picnic basket, and went to another
waterfall. Now here was a peace far better than the last one. April
picked some flowers, and began to make a decorative design with fallen
bark from the trees and the flowers. Diane watched her in awe, because
how would she know to do that? She was showing an artistic nature
arising. William was watching her too, and went to look at the finishing
result of her design. He said to Diane, "Look at the way April has
shaped her work on a natural nature shape." Diane looked, and she saw in
the middle, a twig that looked like a figure of a man, and flowers around
him. Then bark. As the base of the design, it looked spiritual, and as
if she had talent for artistic nature.
April went for a short walk, and the doves came. She sat by the waterfall, and looked above her. At the top of the waterfall, was a light
again, she knew she may hear the silent voice again. Both William, and
Diane, could see her, but not the light that she could see. The light
descended, and April waited. She heard, "My child, fear not, from here
ye will be safe, and honor thy parents, for they are your guides in
learning that thy new eyes will need ye to be obedient to the new paths
you will travel. Be patient, and be listening to me. Ye are my child, I
will not forsake thee. The path is going to give you the way I have
planned for thee. I have work for thee, in mature years. It will unfold
in the right time. Give as thee do for me, and your blessing will be
granted thee." Then the voice stopped, and the light went above the top
of the waterfall, and disappeared. A dove sat on April's shoulder, as
she walked back to her parents, who saw the dove fly down to her. They
knew she had a message, the gospel of truth, the mercy of "The holy
spirit." It was a confirmation, that April was healed and was going to
be growing into a servant of pure love. The peace April had around her
was felt by William and Diane. They did not question her, and left it up
to her to tell them, but in her own time. They both knew that when "The
Holy Spirit" Spoke in silence, it had effects of time to take in the
gospel of truth, message of life.
April had in the day become less demanding to want her own way. She was
now looking forward to the food in paper, that was going to be their
dinner in the early evening.
April was up early, and asking if they could go to the rivers. William
said, "April, there are rivers, but not quite here, it's a drive away."
April said, "I wish we could go there today, because there by a river,
near somewhere called ♱ the oaks ♱ is a church, that is going to have a
service today." Diane looked at William, and then said, "April, how do
you know about this? We never told you anything. Did you look in daddy's
map book?" April said, "No, I dreamt about it. There is a place called ♱
the oaks ♱ and a church there, and it's near one river." The church is
called ♱ the oaks survival church.♱ It is a white building, and has a
school near it."
William looked at Diane, and said, "This we must do, because April got
this for a reason. Let me look in the map book, as we never went to the
rivers when we had our honeymoon." April said, "What is a honeymoon?"
William and Diane laughed and said, "It's when we got married April."
April was not that impressed, because she did not know about marriage.
She did not even ask what that was. They were going for their free meal
at seven o'clock, and as they had all day, William found ♱ the oaks ♱
and said, "Will be a bit of a drive, but if you know there is a service
April, by your gift, then we will be there on time.
They took off, early, and stopped at a cafe for breakfast. After that,
they drove on. April was very quiet, and looking like she was somewhere
other than in the car. Perhaps day dreaming, her parents thought. April
then said, "Someone in the church is important, but I do not know who
that is." William and Diane did not question her, they knew by now
that her gifts were accurate, as always.
They got to ♱ the oaks ♱ and turned a corner, to see a white building,
rather like a hall, with the church's name on the board. There were
people going inside it, and they parked in the street nearby.
They entered just as the service was about to begin. They sat down, and
waited for the minister to start the service. Near them was sitting a
younger lady, looking quite sad. Diane said to her," Are you alright?
You look sad." The lady said, "I have only just started to come to this
church, a few weeks ago, I just have something I have to work out, and I
had been very worldly, until one day, a friend suggested I came to find
"The Lord." So, as far as I am concerned presently, I do not see what
good it will do. I moved to this town just recently." Diane said, "You're
probably trying to settle into a new town, and feel a bit lost. May I
ask your name?" The lady said, "My name is Joanne." Diane looked at her,
thinking, something about her was close to how April looked, but she
passed on that as coincidence.
The service began with a happy hymn, and the minister looked gentle. He
then began his sermon. It was about families that have lost one of their
own. How important it is to bring the lost family member to prayer. He
said, "In today's rushing world, to go nowhere in a way, but to wear
people out by the rushing and hectic race of today's lifestyle, so many
families, are far from that. Divorces are a way of life today. Children
born to parents that have had for a reason, misplaced their child.
Mothers that grieve for their lost child, or children, that have heavy
hearts. Fathers that take off, and leave their homes never to return. My
message today is about looking in the heart, and giving compassion to
the parent, and child, that have had to part. Too much judging of these
situations, just harm the hearts of the broken families. If faith and
belief can heal the crippled, blind, deaf, and dumb, only one way. "Jesus Christ" Was not an historic story, it was fact, and sent by
the "Heavenly Father" Who so loved his son, that he gave him for love, and
peace, and evil to be stopped. I still get very moved by how he
suffered, and the total suffering of the whole world of mankind."
" What often gets to me is, all people are "God's" Family. Yet not
many support the burdened with the love that "Jesus" Suffered, saying
that at one time he thought in great loss for a moment, that his "Father" Had forsaken him, on the cross. He felt the loss of his family,
in the heavenly kingdom.
We know that he was not forsaken. He felt the loss, that parents who
lost their child, or children feel. So he knows about that. Who are we
to never support the loss, and help in all ways we can? That is part of
his work for us all. Along with my reason for this to be understood is,
people who have no children lost to them, cannot help another, if they
do not understand this loss. But if they for one moment stopped to
think, what if my children were not in my life, how would I feel? By
that one thought, they may just realize that any mother or father, that
has lost their children, has a large hurting heart, because these
parents have not been given the chance to be heard. In many counseling
sessions, I have hard parents that have lost their children, find that
their children were brainwashed, against their natural parent. That
means the parent that has lost their child, or children, now have a
bigger battle to be heard, and know that their child, or children, now
have a false view of their natural parent, and the child, or children,
have a feeling they were abandoned, and hold, for as long as they give
time to this false talk given them as children, has not only damaged
them, but further harmed any chance of the parent trying to put the
"I knew of one mother, that went across the world, in a state of utter
loss, who gave her home goods up, and took the journey. What did the
children do? Nothing, just gave her no attention, and judged her. The
damage done was from their own grandfather, who had not only destroyed
the marriage of his son, to the children's mother, but he got so
interfering, that it ended in divorce. The son was under his father's
control, and did what he said. The son's wife, asked for them to move
away, so that they can live their own life. The son did not take
responsibility, and stayed with his father's control. This mother, after
nearly thirty years, went half way across the world, only to be told she
was not going to be listened to, and one of her girls was a Muslim, and
slave of men. So this daughter had very bad depression, known as o.c.d.
So she could not see the amount the mother had done, to try to resolve
the harm done to them, and to her. On her return, she ended up homeless.
One daughter was in her home country, and she dumped her mother. Now
this daughter had her mother all her life, but she too, went to the
darkness, thus leaving her mother alone. The mother became very ill,
and had major surgery. The daughter, the only next of kin, would not take
the call from the hospital, as her next of kin, the only one the mother
had. So the mother was left. Now in all fairness, where was the heart in
any of this? None."
" The mother took all her strength to get up, and do her building of
finding a home, and getting her furniture, on a low pension. Others took
from her. None could see when she had further disability. Obvious that
she cannot walk well, let alone go down on the ground, and yet allow her
to do for them. She had eleven months of no home. Her daughter ignored
so far, that she would not allow her mother to be a full grand mother,
and stopped her having time with her grandchild. The daughter was
resentful at her mother going overseas to see her other daughters, to
try, as I said, to put the records straight, which would have healed all
of them, as also healing their mother. This daughter had her mother, as
I said, but even there this mother lost."
"There was far more happening to this mother, but it is enough to say,
here we have the dark force harming, and any person increasing that
harm, by words of no understanding, made more harm. Today this mother is
now in pain all the time, and is getting to feel that all her efforts of
not giving up, must be useless. Doctors gave pills. Pills just made her
drowsy. Pain was still there, and nothing in any drug could heal this.
It again is a false measure to give such pills, and send her on her way,
without any action to do what is needed. Get her operated upon, and get
out of pain."
"I was given from "The Holy Spirit" To hold a sermon on this kind of
breaking of human contacts. That "Our Lord" Said he would be sending
to those who hear him, to come here today. It is to be given some
thought to. As in all this "Our Lord" Grieves for his lost children.
Now that may just make any one think to take thought upon it. So why
then ignore the parents, who have lost their children, what is the
difference? The two forces, the truth, and the false. I bid you all, to
give prayer to this, and take notice of those that are showing strength,
to stay above all the pain. Comfort are the flesh needs. Comfort of the
spiritual health, is far more important. May we end here, and in prayer
ask for those that walk the road of "Christ," Pay attention to the real
ones in need. It does not mean giving them flesh things of needs, but
heart to give the love of "Jesus Christ" To them from us. Anything
given that is for flesh needs, if given in the name of "Jesus Christ,"
that is the gift he means to be given, not the superficial one. Let us
Joanne was in tears, and Diane saw that, but did not give her any
comfort, during this sermon, because the sermon was to be given for all
to not miss one word. Joanne kept looking at April, on and off,
thinking, this girl is so like me to look at, I wonder why? She just
shrugged it off, and thought perhaps it is the thought that this girl
would be around her baby's age now.
After the service, April was going over to Joanne, and said, "Hello, I
am April, do you live here?" Joanne said, "Funny that, my baby, I gave
her the same name as you have, but she was blind." April said, "I was
blind, but I got my sight, and I had my other eyes while I was blind."
Joanne did not connect this, just thought it coincidence. Diane thought,
as she heard this, could this be in any way a connection to April? After
all, looking at this young lady, and April, the only difference was the
hair color. Diane did not have any heart sinking feelings, she just
thought, it was strange they came here, and to see a young lady, who
lost her baby, looking so like April. It passed her mind, that one day,
she expected April to have her mother come back into her life. Diane had
a healthy outlook, and knew she would never be against it, if it
happened. William was of the same heart.
Joanne left the building, and was not seen again. William and Diane
took the drive back to the elms. April said, "I know that we were meant
to go there. That lady that was near us, I felt I knew her, but how?"
Diane said, "Yes April, she looked so like you, it may just be a reason
that we do not yet understand."
They went for the dinner out of paper, and the owner was so glad to see
them. He said, "Now here is the young lady who does not know what a menu
is." He tried to show April, but as she could not read the letters, she
just listened. Then she said, "Daddy, I have to learn to read, and to
know what all this means."
The owner had given them the free meals, and he wanted to know more
about how April got her sight. Meanwhile, after the meal, April was
still thinking about the lady in the church. She felt something about
The holiday was spent with many joyful trips, and many gifted blessings.
They were to return back home.
Back home, they bought April her school uniform. She was excited, and
said, "I wear this every day at my school?" Diane, she looked at her
with pride of heart, and said, "Yes April, it is part of the rules." The
day came for her first day to commence.
In the years that were to follow, there were many things that April will
Often she found herself thinking of the lady in the church. Now her
early teenage years were going to be active in many ways. There would be
very humorous times too!
April went to her first day. She was to be in a class for reading
abilities, this school has had many that have had to learn to read. Her
teacher was Mr. Anderson. He had some information of her previous special
school, so he knew she had abilities that were different. He was quite
interested in her insights that were recorded about her alertness, and
how she seemed to be gifted.
As the others were in class, they all wanted to know April's name. One
of the girls said, "I am Skye, and I would like to be friends, as we are
sitting together in class." April said, "Sure, hi Skye," Then they both
burst out laughing, because the 'hi Skye' rhymed. This was a good start.
April explained she was learning to read. Skye said, "You will be going
through the alphabet first, to sound the single sound of that letter. I
can hear you speak very well, so I bet it will not take you long." April
said her parents did teach her to talk, and as she could hear, from a
baby, she could learn from them.
In the afternoon, there was a game of netball, a game April never knew
about. She had trouble standing still when she caught the ball. She just
laughed, and felt good about catching the ball. Mrs. Blane did not scold
her, as she knew it was new to her. What she was getting taught was, to
use her mind, and alertness, as to when she could move, and when she
could not. Plus look to where the ball is directed, and try to get it
onto her team. April enjoyed her day at this new school. At the end of
the class time, Mr. Anderson had a rule, to say a short prayer for the
goodness of the day, and to keep all safe.
April's first term was going well, she had taken to read short stories.
Mr. Anderson was surprised at her going so well so quickly. Her speech
was an aid to this, having her parents talk to her in good language
terms. Diane came to get her, as she did not want April to take the bus
just yet. She felt that could be later, and then give her the sense of
directions. She took the journey that the bus would take, so that April
will memorize the journey, and know when to get off, both ways.
William was very happy with her progress, and gave her the first piece
of jewelry, a necklace, with a cross on it. April was overjoyed at this,
for to her it was her symbol of her savior. William did it to encourage
her, but did tell her that such things are not the quality of life.
April made friends with all the classes she attended. Her faith took her
into high grades as she went through the first two years. One day she
was in the class, and her mind went away from the teaching for a while.
She had seen out of the window, the bright light. In the centre of the
light she saw a round shape, it seemed to be spinning in gold. Her other
body, as she called it, listened, and the silent words came. "Ye have
pleased me, thy path is open to all my works, thy faith is strong, teach
my lambs that will hear thee, in the future years. Yea, that my love for
thee is of such a nature and intensity that it would be impossible that
thou couldst ever escape my thoughts. Or that my longing after thee
could ever waver. For my ways are hid to those who seek me in
impatience, and the eyes which seek me in human wisdom shall never find
me. For I am found of them that seek me in utter simplicity and in
candid honesty. Rebuke me not. Ye shall be taught of the spirit; yea, he
shall open to thee the mysteries of the word; for it was by the spirit
of God that the scriptures were given to holy men of old; even so, by
the spirit shall the treasures of the word be revealed to thee. My child
it is written ♱ in returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness
and in confidence shall be your strength♱
April then saw the light go away. And she returned her attention to her
learning math. After the day was over, she thought about the last part
of "The Holy Spirit's" Written words. She said to her mother, "Tell
me, where in the Bible does the last words said to me, as it was told me
it is written, is?" She repeated these words. Diane said, "We will look,
I think it is in Isaiah."
"While we are talking April, how do you feel about getting the bus?
April said, "Oh can I? I thought you would never give me the chance."
Diane thought a while, and then said, "April, we wanted you to be able
to know as much as you can, and the journey to school by bus was the
last thing that was important, but it is for you, because in time, when
you're more adult, you will be in charge of your own directions. So we
felt now was a good time."
Back home after dinner, April asked her father about the text she had,
and repeated it. William said, "Oh yes that is in (Isaiah 30:15). My
goodness, it sounds to me as if "The Lord" Has a future employment for
you," So April told her parents the whole vision, and all spoken words.
They pondered over this, and Diane said, "It sounds to me as if you will
be a teacher April." April said, "What kind of teacher?" William
said, "No doubt you will be led to that later. Although I have a feeling it
will be in instructive work of the truth. It may be a Sunday school
teacher, or a teacher in just that line." April thought it would be
the kind of work she would love to be in. This gave her a direction to
In April's sixteenth year of age, she was graded as (a) which means
she was in a high range of points for her education. Her favorite class
was with Mr. Thomas. He was giving "The Lord's" Teachings. Some of the
students, were not even listening to him, and doodling on their jotter,
rather then take it in. Others were listening, and April was by far the
most knowing to any questions he asked after a lesson. Mr. Thomas found
April's knowledge greater than any student he had before. He asked her
one day to stop by the library in the school, in a break time. April
went there, and Mr. Thomas said, "I do Hope you do not mind April. But I
am so impressed with your knowing so much about "Our Lord." Can you
tell me how you got such a gift as this?"
April thought that she will have to tell him about her other eyes, and
other body now. So she said, "Mr. Thomas, I was born blind, that you will
know, I got my other eyes in that time, and I saw things, that were from
"Abba, father." He spoke to me, but no voice is heard. It's hard to
describe, that I heard a voice in silence. I have seen him-----I mean
I have seen "Jesus Christ." I knew about all this from a very early age,
and without any reading at all." Mr. Thomas said, "I take it your other
eyes were your spirit's eyes, the spirit that belongs to "God." I also
take it your other body is the same thing." April said, "I know that
now, but as younger, it was like a real body, and eyes, but not this
one." As she pointed to her human self. Then my sight came from an
accident, and from there, my spiritual health was even more alert. I
have never seen demons, but I have felt them." Mr. Thomas said, "Did they
come to you for you to feel them?" April said, "No, they were around
other people. You see, as I was growing to this age, I was teased a
great deal, and told I was crazy, that what I knew was lies, that God is
not real, and wealth is material." Self thinking was what these were
talking about. Actually, some of them were quite horrid. You see I am
safe, they would not come in me, because of the truth, darkness cannot
beat the light, and the light shows up the dark in all that are caught
up in the world's trappings of deceit."
"Plus, Mr. Thomas, I knew they trembled when I went closer to the youths
that were insulting me, but I knew they were not insulting me, they were
insulting "God" I noticed, that when I got insults for being a
Christian of truth, and having answers against bullies, who to me are
cowards, as they do need others on their side. I did not walk away, I
confronted them, and then they had no words to say, as the demons
trembled, and they were silenced. It was not until there was a space
between the bullies, and myself, that the demons again began to insult
me. I learned one day, how to stop this happening in school, so when it
began, I prayed, giving in the name of "Jesus Christ," Charge over
them. They silenced. They got bored with trying to get me to fall. I
would never have fallen. Can you see what I am saying?"
Mr. Thomas said, "April, this is incredible, I know that Christians do
get harassed by demon activities, but cannot enter them, unless they are
not true Christians. The more they go into the dark, insulting God, a
God that is not "Our true God," They will have troubles during their
life. You know what-----I think you're going to be a great
teacher in this work. Have you thought about doing that in your adult
life? Because "Our Lord" Has chosen his shepherds to find his lambs. It
really sounds to me that this is your vocation." April said, "Yep! My
Dad told me the same thing. I do want to teach, but without the frills." Mr. Thomas thanked April for her time, and they went on their ways.
April had learned her independence, and with manners now. Before she
was experimenting when almost thirteen. She had no interest in night
clubbing, and things most teenagers do try. When she did get tempted,
she got a warning, that it was not of "God." She took notice of how she
was tempted, so that she avoided.
Her one best friend was sally, who was as a sister to her. Both with
the same views on life. April and sally studied together. Sally had
never seen what April has seen and heard. She took it all as a reward
for her knowing April. April said one day, "Sally, I am no saint, well I
am a saint in faith, yes, but in human terms, at times I have not been a
saint." I did things that were not holy. I read my Mum's diary once,
without her permission. She was out, and it was in her desk. She left
the key to the desk on the shelf, where she kept her small box of coins.
I looked at the coins. That, she was OK about, but she never knew I read
her diary." Sally said, "She trusted you, and you betrayed that trust,
but I do not judge you, I too have done things."
April said, "There is more, a letter was by the box of coins, I could
only read the first part, something about a woman that was my
mother-----My real mother. I know my Mum here now always said that
if my own mother wanted to find me, she would give permission. She did
arrange that from when I left the orphanage. I read my own mother is
called Joanne, and that she had a boy that was two years old now. Then I
heard my Mum's car, and I had to put it all back, as if it was never
looked at." Sally said, "April, I agree it was against permission, maybe
it is also that you will be meeting your own mother when you're twenty
one. You said your Mum now was asking for that age, before contact.
Well how about what I did once?"
"I took one of my Dad's cigars, and in front of some school girls, I
tried to be this grown up, and said I was, because I can smoke a cigar!
I lit it, and drew it in, and then I choked, I went dizzy, and coughed,
and then of all things, vomited! I was given the stir about that for
ages. So I just showed I was being a show off, and it went the other
way!" April laughed, and said, "I never tried that one. I do not want
to, but I did once have two glasses of alcohol at a vineyard, and I did
not know it was alcohol, not at nearly thirteen. I was sick!" The two
young ladies laughed. Sally said, "If Joanne is you real mother, and has
a son, you have a brother, or half brother."
April said, "Huh! He will be seven, if I am to meet my mother. Right now
I am not interested. But in a church in "The oaks" There was a young
woman there, not quite four years ago, she was so sad. My Mum said I
looked like her, but we had different colored hair. Something about her
made me think of her at times. I wonder why? Her name was Joanne, but
that's coincidence I think."
April's life was turning in many different ways. Her present, was making
Walking near the school, April saw sally talking to some young men. She
thought, sally is interested now in boys, me? No, I have enough to think
of, but I must tell her of the shopping mall, over the weekend.
April shouted, "Sally! Sally!" Sally looked over to her, and then came
across to her. Sally said, "What is it? You sounded quite urgent in
calling me, just when Yung Lee was going to ask me out!" April
the Asian young man, are you interested in him?" Sally said, "He is so
intelligent and interesting, he is going to study so many things."
April shrugged and said, "I wanted to tell you about what happened this
weekend, because we went shopping there in the mall." Sally said, "In
the mall? What on earth can happen in a shopping mall?"
April said, "Well we were walking to the book store, and I saw a lady
who could hardly walk. As we were close, this is what happened, she took
two steps, and looked as though she seized up in great pain. My Mum was
going towards to see what was wrong, because she noticed great pain in
the lady's eyes. Just at that time, another lady, who was sitting having
her cup of tea in the small cafe lounge, you know the one that is open
near the book store? Well she got up, and wanted to help this lady. Then
my Dad said we could get the books later, as time was getting on, and he
had an appointment to get to."
"The lady that could not walk, I would not call it walking, she just
looked so determined, but her pain and body were, as my Mum said,
looking like she had crippling arthritis. The lady in the cafe, took
hold of her, and asked her to hold her arm while she helped her to get
to her car. Sally, I did not know what to think? I mean she was bent to
the right side, but her face was full of pain, horrid pain. Then I heard
the lady who was helping her say, that she did not believe in God. There
has to be more to it than that. My Mum said that we must walk slowly
behind them, because she wanted to hear what the lady in this pain was
going to say about that."
The lady in pain, took one step and stopped, her face creased in pain now,
but she said this quote, "How can humans be so blind? We cannot create a
bird, or the nature of things, we cannot put the colors in flowers, we
are limited to the intelligence of the Heavenly Father, even Jesus died
for doing no wrong, so how is it you do not believe? I am not saying you
have to take notice of me, but your doing something right now, that is
of the purest love, that our creator is about. I have just lately asked
why I get so much body harm? But it is not the purest love that creates
it, it is the other side." The lady that helped her said that she was
only helping her, but the lady in pain said, that she was not having to,
she chose to, as all humans are family. Then the lady helping said, "Today, there is less care, and more harm than ever!" The lady in pain
said, she knows that, it is from-----Then she stopped, because I
felt she was going to say satan, but she hesitated. My Mum said in a
whisper, "This lady in pain, knows the lady who is helping her may not
quite understand the satanic war. That's why she stopped. They got near
the lady's car, and the woman helping said that she was glad to have met
her, and the lady in pain said, "Let me say this, glad to meet you too!
But one emotion, is the only emotion we are here for, and that is
"This pain is not about love, but I know that the love of above is
real." The other lady said, "What about churches?" The lady in pain
said, "Churches? Hm, well, there are organized churches that are linked
to the governments, politics, money, control, and hypocrisy. There are
true ones," She again said, "If all thoughts were about love, and even I
fail that at times, like when pain is severe every day and night, nobody
would be in need, there would be no harm done. Love breeds love, fear,
denial, and none believing, creates that, it grows, and people think it's
better to be uncaring, and be uninvolved, with an ill person."
"The lady helping said, "I want to see you get into your car, and yes,
much of what you said, is sense." So the lady in pain said, "You may
have been hurt many years ago, and the hurt may have grown out of the
portion it began, the higher the hurt builds, the less one will think
God is there. He is, just love." With that we saw the lady get into her
car, in great hardship, as her right leg was so stiff. Any bending of it
hurt her. Our car was next to hers, so that is why we heard, and saw all
In the car,
my Dad said, "We all heard that. There she is in total pain,
even I could see that, and there she is talking about "God" Giving
truth, in her great pain. That lady is a woman of strength, strength
given her by "Our Lord." I bet she does get sad about pain, but her
words said it all." April continues, "I thought I got her pain in a sort
of unseen understanding, like I was to know about this, so I said to my
Dad, "I think we were meant to be there at the time." My Mum
just shows how much can be given." Sally's eyes were wide, from hearing
this. She said, "Wow! Hey I wonder if you were meant to be witness to
that for your future work. You know, the work of "Our Lord." April
said, "It beats any book, to actually see this, and hear this. But I did
see the lady in pain, drive off, in pain still. It shows suffering can
sometimes be a measure of the truth breaking through, no Matter what the
situation is." Sally said, oh! Well now I have heard this, I forgive you
for calling me away from Yung Lee, I will catch up with him later."
The time was coming for April's age group to go on to college. The
college was in ♱ the oaks ♱. It had a boarding wing, for those that would
live there while they study. William and Diane both spoke about this
to April. April said, "There is the church there, and I suppose I would
be alright boarding there, be a bit of a long run, every day for you."
Diane said, "April, as you know, we got the money for your full
education, from Mrs. Beverly. There is still quite an amount left, and we
will not use it for any other reason, than what Mrs. Beverly gave it,
April." April said, "I think it would be alright for me to live there,
and I do know that sally is going to board there too! So I will not
quite be on my own. She will have Yung Lee in the boys wing, as he is
going there too!" William said, "Huh? Who is-----What was his name
again?" April laughed, and said, "Yung Lee! He is going to study
medical. I think he is going to go on to be a surgeon, from what sally
was saying." William said, "Well this hung tee-----April butted in
saying," No Dad, Yung Lee!" William continued-----"Yes well
this-----The name you said, he sounds like a real trooper." April
just burst out laughing, thinking, wait till I tell sally what my Dad
called him, she will never stop laughing.
The day came for April to have her first time away from home. William
and Diane were trying to keep an upper chin. They will miss her, but she
would be home on the holidays that will come in the time there.
Arriving made Diane a bit tearful, but April said, "Mum, I too will
miss you, and Dad, but this is the only place I get the messages to be.
It is here that I must be, for reasons yet to be made clear, not only
me, but to you both." April signed in, and all papers were given.
William, and Diane left.
Sally arrived not long after, and she ran to April, saying, "Hey, we
will have fun here. It feels like I am a grown up now, and taking my own
life independently." April smiled, and then said, "Look at the
dormitory, there are ten beds in it, and screens for privacy of each
bed." Sally was looking out the window, and she saw Yung Lee arrive! She
told April, and April remembered her Dad getting his name all backwards.
Sally laughed at that, and said, "We will begin our studies after the
weekend. The young men's wing is on the other side of the college, they
have studies with us, but live there." April said, "Yes I know that."
They went into the town the next day, but cannot go without signing a
book, as to where they are going. There was a market there. Many small
tables of trinkets, that did not interest April. A second hand book
stall interested her, and sally looked too! April found a book called, ♱
the Lord's treasures ♱. This she bought cheaply. Sally on the other hand
said, "I will buy this one, it's about becoming a living word, it's called
♱ listen to my words ♱. April said, "Oh sally, we can read our ones, then
swap them." They agreed. Just then April looked over the other side, and
saw the lady she thought was in the church, all that time back. With her
was a little toddler, who was tugging her to pick him up. April said to
sally, "I am not sure, but that lady with the toddler over there, see?
She looks like the one I saw in the church, who was very sad." Sally
said, "Do you want to go and say hello to her?" April said, "No, but a
funny sort of feeling I have about her, it's like I knew her, but how can
I? Nothing is there really." Sally said, "Oh well, then let's go to the
park and have our packed lunches."
While in the park Joanne came with her son, and sat near April and
sally. Sally looked at her and said to April, "She looks like you! It's
funny, but she does." Joanne had looked at April, and thought the same
thing, but it passed off. Joanne called her son, "Simon come back here,
you're going too far near the-----Oh my goodness-----Joanne got up
to run to Simon, but April was in front of her, and just caught Simon's
hand, he was getting near the water, where the ducks were swimming.
Joanne said to April," Oh thank you, I lost sight of him, because I was
looking at-----Well, you. You remind me of someone a long time ago,
but it makes no sense to me." April said, "I was looking at you too, and
thought we look alike." Joanne said, "Yes we do, must be the old saying,
we all have twins somewhere, eh?" They walked back, and Joanne
you live here? And what is your name?" April answered," I have just come
here to study, for a time, and my name is April." Joanne stopped short,
and looked at her. She said, "April? I knew an April once, but that was
years, and years ago. I thought I saw a girl looking like you in the
church some years back." April said, "Yes that was me, I remember you,
because my mother spoke to you, as you were so sad." I thought then, you
and I look alike, but have different colored hair." Joanne could not
make sense of this, enough to know, that she was talking to her own lost
April did not know she was talking to her own mother! They went back,
and Simon was restless, so Joanne left the park, saying, "So nice to
have met you both, maybe one day, we will meet again."
The studies began, and many terms had passed. April had a teacher so
interested in her sense of spiritual health. Sally had been seeing Yung
Lee, but he was not really interested in going out with her. He liked
her as a friend. He had a strong intelligent mind, and was going places
in his studies of medical knowledge. April studied hard, and long hours.
Her finest exams, she passed with flying colors. She had said she
wanted to teach about the living words, and teach in time, how to be
close to the walk of "Jesus Christ."
Holidays came and went, and April was growing into a full woman now. She
did not see Joanne for a very long time. She got her college degree. She
was leaving the college, and moving to her home again. There was great
rejoicing in the home, and William, and Diane, were so proud of her.
They talked about her moving out of home, as this was part of life, and
self management in life.
She found a small cottage that was for rent. She was passed for getting the
cottage, and William and Diane spent some of the money left, for her
furniture. The home was cozy. It was near the private Christian school
she once went to. It was there that she had intentions to teach.
Then April went for her license. She was now on her own. She had a mandated
exam, to pass for her license. She dressed well, and her credentials
and resume, along with an impressive interview, went very well. She gave
good communication skills, and she was well versed in subjects she was
going to teach, along with familiar material and resources they use. She
got her place in the private Christian school.
Pastor Paul was older now naturally, and he was so pleased to see April,
as a woman, and a devoted teacher. She had to have patience with
children, and give time to all, and to each one. William and Diane
were just thrilled at her making this a real life work. Pastor Paul said
to William and Diane, "The gifted child! Now a woman with gifts
One day Diane called April and said, "April, there is something I always
promised, and it is the time for me to tell you." They met at the
cottage, and Diane sat down. She then showed April a photo. April said,
"This looks like the woman in ♱ the oaks ♱ you know the one that was sad,
and looks like me, and I like her. But here she is so young, why are you
showing me this Mum?" Diane said, "April, you're my daughter, and in that,
I made a promise, that one day-----Yes one day, you will see your
real mother, as I felt it healthy, and a way to understand why you were
given to the orphanage. I did not have this photo until recently, as the
promise was when you were at a certain age."
April said, "My goodness, I spoke to her once when I first went to
college. And April told her Mum, about Simon, and how he ran to the
ducks. How she ran after him, and how both April, and Joanne looked so
alike. But she never saw her again, and did not know anything really,
but sensed she knew her, it was, she said weird!
Diane said, "Well April, your mother wants to meet you, she has a son
now of seven. I do not know his name. She wants to talk to you about why
she did what she did, and how she felt losing you as a tiny baby. I wish
for this to be done, because, we are all "God's" Children, and my love
for you is without restrictions. You will remain my daughter, as long as
you wish that." April said, "Oh Mum, naturally I will see you as my
mother. I have no way of mind to lose that with you OK?" Diane
said, "You may want to spend time with your real mother too, and I expect that.
Your Dad is fine about it, and we are interested in the outcome of
Suddenly April remembered her looking at a letter, that she did not read
fully. She said, "Mum, I have a confession to make to you. I took your
desk key and read your diary, not all of it, but some, and then I saw a
letter, and bits of all this was in it, but I was so young, I did not
take much notice, I was curious though. I am so sorry Mum will you
forgive me?" Diane looked at April and laughed, she said, "Tell me what
child does not do things wrong? We all do, and for the reasons I know of
your devotion to "Our Lord," I would be a bad example to not forgive
you. I think it's a bit funny, and well, my diary had nothing in it that
would make sense to you anyway." April said, "Yes I know, but I did read
some, I was not reading too well at the time, as I was learning, but I
saw that you and Dad, were so much in love. It was stealing your privacy
and that is not right." They hugged, and then all was washed away in
April told her mother, that she would meet her own mother, but not until
the terms ended at Christmas. April needed to approach this with care.
She needed time. Diane said, "Yes April, I can understand that. I am sure
that will be met in arrangement at the time."
April now had another avenue to walk into, she wanted her prayers heard,
and guidance of her "Abba, father." She had no idea how this will
April had met a man called Nigel, in the school, who was there to pick
up his child in her class. They got on well, he had told her that he
lost his wife when their child was born. Complications at birth. He had
never seen another woman, but wanted to meet one day, a good Christian
woman, that would be his son's mother one day. They had dinner one
night, and seemed to be comfortable with each other.
April thought about her own childhood, and not having her own mother,
and how her adoptive parents gave her the road of love, and life. She
told Nigel, "I do like you very much, but I do not want to rush into
things, so can we see each other, and see how it goes?" He agreed. She
then said, "One thing must be known, as I see you, your son Mitchel must
be as the others, no extra attention is to be given him by me, that
would be unfair to the other children," Nigel said, "I would not like
you to make him different, as that would not give him communication in a
good way. He has to learn, he is part of the bigger picture, not all of
April knew she had so much coming into her life still, and all of it had
to be done in time.
April went towards the school, thinking a great deal about her time to
meet her own mother. No father was mentioned, so now she was inquisitive
to wonder who he is? She was sure her mother, and herself did meet twice
before. She was so deep in thought, that she drove past the school!
Reversing and coming back towards the school she saw Nigel coming to the
gates. She hurried to park, and went into her class room. Nigel was
still there, and Mitchel was preparing to sit at his desk.
April said, "Hi Nigel, how are you?" He said he was fine, and asked her
if she would go out to a place for children's entertainment, the
following Saturday. She agreed to it, and actually looked forward to a
April was beginning to like Nigel even more as time went by. She had not
mentioned this to her adoptive mother. She wanted to go into this with
care. To her, she felt if she went to fast, she may lose control, and
make a decision she was not quite ready for. There was a Bible class
held in the evening, at the church. She was going to be a speaker. As
the day went on, she felt "The Holy Spirit," And took the silent words
to her heart. Her subject changed by the message given her. She went to
the office, and asked if she could call Pastor Paul, which was allowed.
April said, "Pastor Paul, I have a change in the subject I was going to
do, will it be alright if I take the message, and just speak upon it?"
Pastor Paul said, "Yes April, no block must be on "The Holy Spirit"
giving you within your gifts, a message. It will be important. You do
know that some parents will be there tonight?" April said, "Oh yes,
that's not a problem, I am asked to speak on healing." Pastor Paul
said, "Healing? My that will be interesting, I can hardly wait to find
out what is sent to you, for all that attend!"
The day at school ended, and she went to her cottage to make her dinner.
As she went to go in, Nigel called her. He said, "I am coming tonight to
the Bible class, I cannot quite explain it, but I am prompted to be
there, and do not know how, or where I am prompted from." April
said, "Oh Nigel! I will be glad you are coming, I do know where you were
prompted from, I will explain it later, after the evenings class." Nigel
joked saying, "Are you sure you did not send me thoughts, that I picked
up on somehow, and I am prompted from you?" April's face fell from
smile, to concern, she said, "Please do not think it's telepathic, that
is a place that is nothing to do with Christianity, no I sent no
prompting." Nigel was a bit uncertain how to answer her, so he kept the
conversation light, and bright.
Nigel spent the three hours before the Bible class, thinking about his
family tree. He knew his great grandmother was a gypsy and into cults
he never understood. He then thought about his grandmother, she read
cards. His own mother was in metaphysical readings. He remembered the
large book shelves, full of books upon things he never understood. He
thought, wait a minute, I remember my mother looking in tea cups, after
the tea was drank. He once asked about it, and told, but he thought
pictures in tea leaves, was dumb.
His family was dysfunctional, and many breaks were in the previous
family members. They were all wanderers. He thought about his wife
passing away in child birth. Now he began to realize, something was like
a road. The road of going nowhere, as the more they traveled, the more
they came back to the beginning.
Nigel had a spiritual mind, he took to the Christian road, but not fully
into it. When his wife died, he took denial, and blame upon "God." He
had this boy to bring up, and not one of his family gave time, or cared.
To them it was his problem. So he had a great deal of his trust in life,
taken away. That was why he never got into a relationship with another
woman. He was left with fear.
Nigel saw April in the Bible room, where the meeting was going to be held. His
heart skipped a beat, and he knew he was falling in love with her. How
does he get around this, he thought.
Pastor Paul began the evening with prayer. April took her stand at the
front of the room. She looked confident, and certain of herself.
April said, "Good evening, may all the children, and the parents here
tonight, be blessed with his word. I have a message tonight. It is about
healing. A wound is given, and we all know it can bleed, then it gets a
cover called a scab, slowly it heals to no sign of a wound. But in the
memory, that wound is filed. Sometimes a wound can fester into a larger
wound, so it's even longer to heal. In the mind the wound gets an
emotional wound, so the pattern has begun."
"Tonight, I want to bring this well enough for children to understand,
and parents that are here can put more understanding to their
children." April looked around and then smiled, she said, "Well, hardly
children in here, as it's teenagers. Healing has many avenues, because it
involves the whole person. Say for instance, that a family member has a
genetic illness, that goes through to oncoming generations, can anyone
here tell me what they think of that part?"
One parent said, "Yes I can, it's a bit like a wound done, by a cause
unknown, it heals, but is never healed, so it carries on to other blood
relatives, is that what you meant?" April said, "Very close, as the
wound is unseen, and inside the whole family. Now if the truth were in
the start of "Our Heavenly Father's" Creation, Adam and Eve, as it
was created to be so. A wound came to them. It came as a delight to
taste, so it would become bitter. I am trying to give it in terms that
all can understand. The garden had everything in it for Adam and Eve."
Francis said, "Why are you going that far back miss?" April said, "That
is where the first wound began to mankind."
"Our Father" Is the most high, and the merciful of all. He creates in
pure love. He is to be glorified, and we are his servants, of love that
pulses between "God the Father," Us his children. Unless we are healed,
some parts of our whole being is distorted. That came from an angel who
was jealous. He wanted to be higher than "God the Father." He was
Lucifer. He was a beautiful angel, his envy became his death. He took a
third of the angels from heaven, to come to earth. The earth he was
going to rule. So he offered Adam and Eve the delight taste, that was
the first taste of evil. A wound. He came as a snake, to entice the
knowledge of the tree of life. Eve gave to the delight, and tasted it,
then Adam ate too! So that is where the first wound began."
"Now from that, Adam and Eve, saw what they did not see before
temptation. Since then, as we must get to today's times, the beautiful
world itself, has been attacked. Evil became alive, and sin is from
evil. Satan has worked within this world, to tempt all mankind. He is
going to be the highest, and be above "God the Father." Now we know, by
scripture, being "God's" Word, that satan is giving false lies, using
the truth, to make the lie. He put the first wound, to multiply into a
world wound. From there came the beginning of deception."
"So all generations, from the beginning, had the first wound. Satan had
his demons, and the ways of getting mankind to believe in his world. So
he gives, and he allows things. What he is really doing is, giving you a
spade, to dig the hole he wants you in, so that you cannot glorify "God
the Heavenly Father." The wound becomes two wounds, and three, and so on,
until it's covering the world. This has taken all generations. Temptation
can be so delightful, that any of us can, and have done. We then get to
believe, that this is the road to wealth. That is the greatest lie ever
going. There is no wealth, if the wealth of the spirit is not alive. No
money can buy the straight and narrow road to the kingdom."
"Now many in today's living standards, are not satisfied. They strive
for more, and more, until they have no part of them left with light. It
gets darker, and darker, but by the intelligence of the dark force. It's
Now wounds do heal, but the emotional and the mental and spiritual, is
also wounded. These are not seen, until the person has become so dark,
that their nature is bitter. Depression, is a wide field of attack. It
clouds the mind. They go to familiar spirits, for learning, which in
turn, harms more. The internal wounds are far greater than the physical
ones. The physical ones, are the nature to show, that the internal
wounds are sick. Having traveled that road, they go from start to end,
and end from end, to start. People are lost."
Nigel sat there in absolute surprise! He was only thinking about all
this, this very earlier evening, within his family tree. April said, "Now these wounds have to come out, and cannot come out in darkness.
Healing begins when any one person, looks towards why "Jesus Christ"
suffered so much physical pain, and emotional pain, and spiritual pain.
He gave his life for salvation. Two thousand years ago, he came as a
simple man, and with no measures of earthly wealth at all. He spoke to
all mankind, not only in his lifetime, but in "The Holy Spirit" He
speaks in silence, saying to come to the light. To be free, to forgive,
and to be forgiven. To be reborn. In that he means, all mankind, comes
from a dead life, to a life of truth. Once that is taken in, the healing
"After that, there is a time of questioning? How, why, where? One soul
that is healing, causes heaven to rejoice, healing then descends to that
person. They begin to study the words of truth. They seek to find the
reasons for the many wounds. The whole world is wounded today, the dark
force is making its line of failure, and doing far more than the evil
that began all the way back to Adam, and Eve."
"So within all families, look and see, if anything comes to light about
what I have shared this evening. There are movies, and documents of
deception, and people really believing they live forever. Such as
reincarnation. Satan built his army from his fallen angels with him, he
then built it more, by deceiving people who go along with him. The army
gets bigger, the wounds get larger, the world, gets dark in sin. I have
thought that the earthquakes could be warnings. The world is too heavy
in sinful dealings. Our beautiful world needs healing too, and will be,
in the second coming. The more to "Christ" The more world healing."
"As soon as one soul is saved, another will come to see this, and be
saved too! That causes the true light to shine. Healing is happening.
The curse is lifted from the blind to see. The internal wounds get life
into them. Because the wounds were dead ones, that is why they did not
heal. From that comes a threat to satan, who then will try to persecute
the soul he lost to "Jesus Christ." So for that soul, there is a battle
going on, but the saved soul, will not fail. As the healing is given the
soul, the body repairs to a temple of "God" Who created it."
" When more souls turn to "Christ" The light gets brighter, and the
darkness gets shown as it is, a lie.
Something important is to be known here, it has to be up to the new
healed soul, to learn about keeping the light. To know a battle is going
on, and to know the soul will win the battle. Like a wound, it has to be
dressed, and given good, for it to heal.
So it is with the right way of healing. Some might be fortunate to get a
healing much quicker. Some have to tread a path to come out of the traps
given, from so long ago.
So for all, give the word, do not push it, but live it, as action speaks
louder than human words do. Then when another wants to hear the word,
tell them. The whole reason for "Jesus Christ" Having given so much
from his father, who is one with him, was so that "Our Heavenly Father" Gets his children back.
He grieves for them, he is a parent. He is our parent. He heals all
mankind, and the battle begins to lose its grip upon those that satan
"I am going to finish this soon, but please take notice of what you do
in life. If one harms another, they harm themselves. If one speaks evil
of another, evil will grip the speaker that gave evil talk. Forgiveness
is the hardest thing to do, if a person has been persecuted by many, and
did nothing to them. It is then a test is going on. To forgive in words, is
not enough, it has to be from the heart. The heart that "Jesus" Now
lives in, (yours.) As "Jesus" Did not sin, how can any of us allow
ourselves to carry sin in the heart? That will make "The Holy Spirit"
leave the heart. For nothing unholy, can be holy. The two do not reside
"May all be blessed with the light of life. Satan lost from day one, he
knows that, but he cares for no mankind at all. He is not love. What
makes me sad is, I know people who will not move from occult thinking,
and are treading the path of the widest gates open, the abyss. Those
here, that are true within "Our Lord" Will be on the healing road, and
the straight and narrow road. Once your hand is in "Jesus Christ's"
hand, he will lead you, he goes before you, and knows the road he is
leading you to. If it gets real hard, know this, "Jesus" Has a reason
for it, as long as love and trust is there, nothing will harm your road
to the kingdom. May "God" Bless you all, Amen."
Pastor Paul got up. Wiping his eyes, he said, "Healing is in many ways,
and this sharing has convinced me, that even I can learn more, and being
a Pastor, does not mean I know it all. I do not like to preach, I like
to show the light in my sermons. What a great evening this has been,
because I know, that April got this message from "The Holy Spirit" No age is
above that, from old times to new times, it is the same. We have some
refreshments for all, and time to talk between us. If anyone wants to
talk to me, just come and ask, and I will make an appointment date. Let
no lamb be lost."
Nigel was in tears too! But he hid that by putting his arm over his eyes.
April knew he was moved. She has her other eyes, so he could not hide
his tears. April went over to Nigel and said, "Nigel, allow yourself to
release, you too are his child." Nigel looked at April and said, "My
family were into the traps too! Now I see why things went how they did."
April said, "Amen, you are giving yourself to "Jesus." He wants you
very much." They went outside, and stood near some trees, and April
said, "Nigel, can I pray for you right here?" Nigel said, "Yes April,
the nicest gift I could be given." After the prayer was given, April
said, "You know of "Jesus Christ," Or you would not send Mitchel to my class.
But you have had doubts I feel." Nigel said, "Yes, my wife was too young
to die, and never be a mother to her son, that was why I was partial to
Nigel then went along the path a little way, and stopped to say, "April,
I am going to make my life to "Jesus Christ" From right now, and I
want to learn more about him." April said, "Nigel, I can help you there,
I have had "Jesus Christ" In the whole of my life. That is why I serve
him in my teachings, but he is the real teacher, I am the child." Nigel
looked at April, her flowing white dress, with pink flowers on it, her
face of bright light, he said, "April, now I may say something to make
you think differently of me." April said, "OK, what?" Nigel
have fallen in love with you. You have clean morals, you have just what
I would like my son to know about, and I would love him to know better
about "Jesus" Too. Can we try to be a couple a little more than just
April stopped short, and looked at Nigel, she knew she was getting
closer to him, but would not admit it to herself fully. She gave a
pause, and then said, "I think that "Our Lord" Sent us to meet, and
wanted us to be a couple. He knows that Mitchel will need the nurturing
of a mother figure, and I would never try to take her place, but I do
think I could do what my adoptive mother did for me. I think that
teaching was to be led to this, and us to be a couple.
Yes Nigel, I will-----She could not speak then, because Nigel got
hold of her, and kissed her lightly on the lips, and said, "April, thank
you, sorry I could not resist kissing you, am I forgiven?" April
said, "Hm! Well-----Maybe the kiss did not work, because we should try it
again!" They embraced very respectively, and kissed one more time.
Mitchel was there watching them, they did not see him, he laughed, and
said, "Dad, you're getting a lady I think." Nigel said, "You know April as
your teacher, so now you will know April as your Dad's lady. That is if
she puts up with me?" Mitchel said, "Good, then I can choose the programs, instead of your boring documentaries I have to watch, about
the world affairs."
April burst out laughing, and said, "Mitchel! Sounds like you're wanting
your own style in life." Mitchel said, "I want to be in the navy, I
want to travel the seas, and then I will think about being on land."
Nigel whispered to April, "He has the wandering, as my family have had."
Mitchel looked pleased with what he saw, and walked off into the church
again. April said, "Nigel, he is young now, in the next few years, he
may well alter his path. Mind you, going to sea does not mean it's a
wrong turn in life, he is showing a secure way in his mind."
They walked back in the church, and Pastor Paul saw them holding hands,
he just smiled, thinking they would make a nice couple, and give Mitchel
a better chance in life. They both looked bright and shining together,
was not hard to see, that they were going to be a couple.
Just as April was about to go, Nigel said, "April, you're adopted? By what
you said tonight?" April said, "Yes, but I have a chance to meet my real
mother, in a few months time. Nigel I think I have already met her twice
before, but it felt as if I knew her, but I passed on it, just because
we looked alike, did not mean she was anyone I knew." Nigel said, "How
interesting! Sounds like your parents that adopted you, wanted you to
never have any secrets, as to who your mother was." April said, "They
are very strong Christians, and have no jealousy at all in their
natures. They felt it for my health to know her."
April now knew that she would have Nigel with her, in this coming event,
at Christmas. But before that, there were things she had to put her mind
upon, and do. She too, wanted to be able to give birth to a child later
in life. Wows! She thought, now I am thinking of being a mother later. I
would have to be married though. Her heart was jumping with joy, because
this was the first time she had feelings in that area of life. It felt
April had a new skip in her steps. She thought to tell her Mum about
Nigel this evening. Her parents were coming for the evening. When the
day had passed, she spoke to Nigel saying, "How would you like to come
to my place tonight because my adoptive parents are coming, and I want
to tell them about us, and thought it might be better if they met you?"
Nigel said, "Sure thing, be great to meet them thank you." He gave her a
quick touch on her hand, and left with Mitchel. April had watched
Mitchel, because he was showing signs of things she had as a young
teenager. She saw his lesson books giving great details about the work
of "The Holy Spirit." She also knew he was not a very outward teenager,
he kept himself to himself. One page really got to her. She had spoken
of the miracles, on the walk of "Jesus Christ" When he was on earth. Mitchel opened up about this, as he wrote about the full trust, and
faith, and believe. How the very sinners became his followers. Much of
it was very scriptural from the Bible, yet he had no Bible in the
lesson. He could not copy anything, as it was written in the classroom.
She ticked the exercise books, with the lessons in them, as they
This got her to watch Mitchel, because she knew that some are gifted,
and some are less gifted. Mitchel only spoke when a scripture was spoken
about, it looked like he knew the Bible. She felt he was often with "The
Holy Spirit." He was doing so well, and accurately. Did he have a way as
she had? She wondered. He did not mix with others much, he would be
reading, rather than the usual antics of teenagers. She decided she will
get to know him better out of the school. Her direct teachings were for
all, not one, so she never gave him special times. That, to her, was not
The evening came, and her parents had arrived. She sat them down, and
asked how things are with them. Then April said, "You will be meeting
someone tonight. He will be here soon." William said, "He?" April
laughed, and said, "Yes Dad, a man I am going to go out with." Diane was
so pleased, because April had never shown interest in that side of life.
Nigel arrived, dressed in a suit very smart and clean shaved. Mitchel
was with him. They came into the lounge, and William stood up to greet
him, and then looked at Mitchel, with a look as is this your son? Nigel
said, "This is my son Mitchel, he has no mother, and so I have him
wherever I go, unless he is in school. Mitchel, say hello." Mitchel did
so, and sat down, picking up April's magazine.
The evening was of many talks, and much laughter. William and Diane
liked Nigel very much. He was stable, and secure, they thought, a
Christian too! No more did they need to know. Mitchel spoke a bit more,
when his father spoke about his thoughts of going to sea. So the evening
William said, "I just thought about it, my grandfather's father, was a
sailor. I may have some old history of him in my family treasure chest,
where I keep all things of old times. Mitchel was now sitting on the arm
of the couch near William saying, " Really, I would love to see that."
William said, "There are some maps, rather old ones, and some are drawn
by hand. There are some written journals of where he went around the sea.
Very old, and the pages are thin, so when you look at them, please do it
gently." Michel said, "I will hardly touch them, I would like to
see how it was in old times, when can we do this?" Nigel said, "Mitchel, they
will have to have time, you may have to wait." William said, "Our home,
is an open home, as you're going to be with April, it is your home as well.
So anytime will be OK." There was a family feeling for Nigel, for the
first time. A real family feeling.
Mitchel said, "My Dad does not know that I read the Bible." Nigel looked
at Mitchel, and said, "No I did not, we only have one Bible Mitchel, and
that is in my bedroom." Mitchel said, "No we have two Bibles, I saved my
pocket money, and bought one. I thought you would think I was a nerd to
buy one, I do not know why, I just did." Nigel said, "It's the best news
for me to hear you are reading the Bible, and that you, on your own
steam, bought one. How long have you had it?" Mitchel said, "About four
years." April said, "Mitchel, did anything happen before you got the
thought of buying a Bible?" Mitchel looked nervous, and said, "Yes."
April looked at him with both sets of eyes, the human, and the
spiritual. She said, "Mitchel, I have seen too, and so have you, my
parents are all knowing of that. Tell us what came to you." Mitchel
looked at his father, and Nigel then said, "Go ahead son, I am all for
it, and will not tease you, I never would."
Mitchel said, "One night, I was sleeping, and I woke up, and saw a woman
in my bedroom, she did not speak. But I did not like her. So I asked "Jesus" To take her away. She left right as I asked that." April
said, "How did you know to ask "Jesus" To take her away?" Mitchel said, "I
see things in bright light, and I have seen him too!" Nigel was sitting
upright now, and asked Mitchel what the woman looked like. Mitchel said,
"She wore a sort of head scarf, she had clothes on like the road
people, you know, the Diddy Coys." William said, "Sounds
like-----Oh sorry, please go on." Nigel said, "Diddy Coys were gypsies. I had family
in that line of living. The way Mitchel described her, was a great grandmother. I apologize, as I am against that kind of living." April
said, "It would not have been the real great grandmother, but a copy of her,
by the enemy." Nigel said, "That does not surprise me, but why did you
never tell me Mitchel?" Mitchel said, "Oh Dad, you have only been
receptive since you knew April. Is it OK for me to call you that April?
See Dad, you did so much for me, but never actually allowed me to get to
William came in saying, "Well no doubt, you were trying to fill Mitchel's life up, and work as well, that you were tired. Mitchel, your
Dad would have had a shock of losing your mother, the one you never
knew. So he did his best." Nigel said, "Wow! Thank you, support like
that, I have never had." William said, "Man, to man, we do at times get
into a pattern, and forget the things that may be missing. So I heard
April say, that you both were going out Saturday, how about I offer an
alteration? Let's meet here at ten o'clock in the morning, and all of us
go to ten pin bowling? After that, there is a football match in the
early afternoon, in the oval, they need one guy to fill a space, so Mitchel is the age group, and can you play?" Mitchel laughed, he
said, "Yeah, I played in the teams in the old school. Dad came to some, but he
never really said much." William said, "Good, your going to be taking
Liam's place, he got hurt in the ankle, and needs two more weeks off.
This will get you into a communication with your age group, and fun
times." April said, "That's great Dad, then we can go out in the evening
on our own." Diane said, "Nigel you can leave Mitchel with me, and then
pick him up on Sunday." Mitchel said, "Yes Dad, I can then see the
Saturday came, and April had her jeans on, and a soft t-shirt. Her hair
tied into braids, and looking very sporty. Nigel arrived, he was in
jeans too, and a short sleeved shirt. Mitchel was in jeans, but he had a
t-shirt on that had sport written over it. William and Diane both,
were in tracks and tops the same color. They took the car to the
When in there, they got their shoes sized for the games they would play.
William wanted to play against Mitchel, he had a reason for this. Diane
said she would watch, and play a round later. So April, and Nigel played
against each other.
William was doing his ball so as to miss at times. He wanted to get
Mitchel to feel he was great at this. To pick up the lad's esteem, but in
a nice way. Nigel said, "I have never heard Mitchel laugh so much. Look
at him, he looks so happy, and now I see, my son is growing up fast!"
April said, "Yes, he needs this, he is in good hands there. Then one time
you play against him, and do the same as my Dad is doing, because he is
going to let Mitchel win, but in a way so he does not know that." It is
not a game to my Dad, it is a lesson for Mitchel." Nigel said, "Much to
my surprise, I did not think of this side of life for him. I just
thought boys will be boys, and he gets his own ideas of life." April
said, "Life is for sharing, not being alone."
The whole morning came off very well. Mitchel had his first taste of
winning, and he was geared up for the afternoon match too! The win made
him want to win the football match. They went to k.f.c. For an open lunch
in the oval, before the match. Then came the time for Mitchel to change
his clothes for the game. He came on the field with a pride in his face.
He did well, and the team was losing for a while, then it turned, and it
got the last kick on Mitchel's team, and Mitchel made the last goal. It
won the tight match, by one goal, Mitchel's goal kick. Now the young
teenager knew what communication was. It was to be in the team of life,
not just stand in the side, and watch. They came back to the cottage,
and William, Diane and Mitchel, left to go to "The elms."
Nigel said, "I have to go home to change for tonight, see I was going
to take you to a Christian meeting that has a movie going tonight." April
said, "Sure you go, and I will change too." Nigel said, "Because Mitchel is with your parents, I do not expect you to take me
over night, not at all. I am rather shy, and do have morals." April
said, "I am the same way, I am not a lady that would give my morals
shame. We are getting on so well, and I feel as if you're in my family
Later in the evening, April came to the door, and Nigel just stared at
her, because he saw her beauty, not the physical only, but the spiritual
too. She stood looking at him. He looked different, more confident, and
more positive. They hugged each other, and kissed, and then left for the
meeting. The meeting had a warm welcome to it. It was quite a drive
away. As the guests came in, the time came for the movie. To April's
surprise it was about the warfare of today. She did not ask Nigel what
the movie was about, and Nigel did not think to tell her. He was just
happy to be with her.
As the movie started, the signs were shown of the enemy, and where the
enemy is in the greatest power. There were scenes from places teenagers
go to, and crime goes on. Religions of false settings. The actual sign
made by the top governments, and certain political churches. A scene of
a young man driving his car, with his stereo so loud the car was
vibrating from the noise. April thought, how can he drive with that?
There is no sense in it, if he had a spot of bother on the road, he
would be the last to hear any other car's horn. He was a dangerous
driver, and how come the law does not stop that? The scenes changed to
prostitutes, and gay men, and gay women. It was quite graphic. There
were so many scenes of darkness, that April shuddered. And Nigel held
her hand, as he too was quite shocked at the life led in the outside
world. Then it came to little children, the things they are given to
learn from, all of them showing violence. The last part of this first
half, was where no child obeys their parent, how they can divorce their
parents, and give no support if they are sick in any way. In fact it
showed, parents were dumped. Teachers of some schools had no control
over children and students. Younger generation swearing at older people,
as if they were not human, but oldies, and should be dead! The whole
first half was a real look to the world, as it is.
A break came, and hey had time for a drink and bathroom. Nigel said to
April, "By gees I would never have thought that life like that is as
bad." April said, "It is written, and it has to be, until the time comes
for the judgments."
The second half of the movie was quite different. It showed families
that have Christian morals, and obedience to the good in life. There
came a part of "Jesus Christ" Played by an actor, where he spoke about
all this. How he warned, and gave the answers too. How children are all
humans to "God the Heavenly Father," Who sent him, and why. A great
part of his teachings were shown. How seeds will not grow in a dead
soil, how he to spoke to satan, who tried to tempt him. The whole place
was calmer with this side of the movie, and all the commandments were
spoken of. It was made clear that the lake of fire is real, and that
only the children come to the kingdom. To become a child, was what he
said. The signs of the times have been showing for ages, as it unfolds.
The wealth of the very ones that make people poor, the governments, and
political churches, fire is burning now, today, and it creates the
The next part was far better still. No other God is the real "God."
idols are false, and to turn from the needs to have more. Then it showed
a part where one home had so much in it, and not used, and another with
bareness, and needs. The black and the white. How some people fill up
their lives with things, instead of truth, the spiritual truth. For it
is there the riches really are.
So much of "Jesus Christ" Was given in the second half. A chance is
given, for he calls his children, all the time. Who do not listen to
The End was a split screen show. A road was shown, and it split into two
roads, one was very narrow, and turned to the right, the other wide, and
full of earth's sins, and fires, the left side. On the road of fire, were
many people absolutely millions and millions of them. The narrow road
had the smaller amount of people, who did not give in to wealth of sin,
but fairness of truth instead. As the roads went forward in time, the
age came for the second coming so near. Those on the narrow road went up
into the clouds and higher still, to the kingdom. The road of fire had
screaming people on it, not knowing how to get off it. They were judged,
and tried to get the truth, but it was too late for them, after all, if
us as humans call our own children, we call all the time for them. But
they would not listen. So in the end there is no way to alter them. We
have to let them go to their path.
"Jesus Christ" Did it all, he gave it all, we owe him all, and should
glorify him, none of us is, as he is, for to be from "God the Father"
is the highest given to mankind. Such love is ignored in today's
society. How can people forget that they too were known before they were
The End of the movie showed satan, the beast, who was put into the fire,
along with his followers, did satan care for the humans? No, he knew no
love. All his followers had torment for eternity. The scene was very
frightening, but as well put, as it is written in the Bible.
The ending was beautiful, because a man spoke about giving your life to
"Jesus," Where all sin can end, and he bids all to come to him, at
every age past, and present. To have a world of no evil in it, and to
have peace. He explained it as the simple way of life, where less stress
is found, where trust is found, and where the truth is found. To give to
each other, love, greetings of love, and time for each other. To walk in
the path of "Christ." Be as like him as possible. That he knows it is a
hard road, but a worthwhile one. The man said, "It is written that the
righteous do get many hard tests. That is because of the evil enemy who
tries all measures. But the truth is, "Jesus" Knows the pain of his
followers, and is there for them all the time."
The ending was a shining bright light in the sky, where a throne was
shown, and the sovereignty of "God." Now it was up to the people to
choose the road they prefer to be on.
April got up, and Nigel too, but he said, "I need to go outside for a
moment, come with me April." They went outside, and walked to a place
that was quiet. As they hugged, April looked up, and said, "Nigel, can
you see what I can see?" Nigel looked up, and he gasped! He said, "There
is a beautiful peaceful light in the darkness of the sky, how does this
come April?" April said, "You have given yourself to "Christ" And as I
have seen this for all my life, it is time for you to see it, it is the
They went back in knowing their relationship was blessed.
All the way to the cottage, they talked of plans, and having the next
few months learning about each other. Nigel joked and said, "Well by
Christmas, you may take my ring of engagement!" April said, "You're
certain of us I can hear that. I am too! I must get this meeting with my
real mother, and I somehow feel my adoptive mother, and my real mother,
will be friends. I have the knowledge that this will all turn out
Nigel said, "I will come tomorrow, and get you, and then we can go to
your parents, be interesting to see how Mitchel went, as it's his first
time away from me overnight. April said, "Oh I forgot, Mum said, come
and be prepared to stay the day, because she wants us to have a family
day. She cooks great too Nigel!" Nigel said, "This must be after the
church meeting, the early one?" April said, "Too right Mr." He laughed
and went to his car. As he drove back, he had a sense of loss, without Mitchel beside him. He had been so used to Mitchel being there, that
this was his first feeling, of his son moving on in life. He got into his
home, and the silence was a bit too much. He then thought about the
movie, and the loss spoken of in the whole ages of time. He understood,
just from that small separation of his own son. Now he had a new way to
look at, and to give his son, far more time, and to get to know each
other. He was shocked to think, that father, and son, could be in the
same house, and still not know each other.
He went to his bedroom, and laid there thinking of April. Thinking of
his Christian life, to be far better, to learn, and give love. He
thought of the family he is getting into, not his own family, but his
future wife's family. He felt family before being into it fully with
April's parents, how they gave to Mitchel, and wanted nothing back. It
was a gift to them to have him. There was a great change in Nigel's life
April was still up, and thinking of Nigel, and knowing she will marry
him. That her real mother must be seen to, with great care and
understanding, for April realized, her own mother, must have hurt for
all the years she was not with her, and cannot get back. How much
sacrifice is that she thought? Must have been for my good, and not hers.
I know of some that will never forgive their parent, or parents, for
leaving. That breeds more harm, and rests nothing to peace. I even know
of some that fight about their rights, when all along, rights are in
love and understanding. Letting the hurt be forgiven, and moving to
health. April then went to bed, and said her prayers, then slept very
Time was moving on, and Nigel and April were doing a great deal
together. Mitchel began to tell April of his visions, and April knew
already, that this young lad was gifted to! One day Mitchel asked April
if he could come and see her alone. She told him, that in school, there
is no extra attention to him, because it is for all the class, to be as
one whole unit. Mitchel said, "April, I meant can I see you alone in
your home?" April said, "Will your Dad allow that?" He said, "Oh Dad will
not mind, I can get a bus, as it's to you, he will agree. Lately, we
have got to know each other so much better, that I see him in a
different light, to before, he has come out of his shell."
Mitchel arrived to see April on the Saturday, of the next weekend. He
said, "Had to come before Dad comes later at four o'clock, he said he
was bringing you something special then, and would you mind if I stay
till then?" April said, "Yes you can stay."
Mitchel sat down, with lemonade and some cookies that were home baked.
After he ate, he said, "When I was younger, and seeing that woman in my
room, the one that was not real, I had a vision later. Although I am not
sure if it was a vision, because he looked so real." April said, "OK, so
who did you see?" Mitchel said, do not think I am mad, but I woke up
in the early hours of the morning, near to dawn time.
I saw the dawning almost there, and through my window I looked up at
the sky and thought how nature makes night into day. There above the
cherry tree, a very bright light came. I thought it was the sun breaking
through, but when it expanded to a full circle, I saw "Jesus," You
know, like in the pictures, but he was different somehow. He was light.
His robes were whiter than white. Over his head, he had a golden
sparkle, something like one of those sticks you light, and they sparkle,
only far more than that. Radiant he was, and so beautiful. I got up, and
went to the window, and he descended with the bright light, and colors
were out of this world, around him. I mean we know colors, but these
colors were, oh! Nothing like here on earth. They were alive, like they
had life in them. Where here, our colors are more or less, not so
alive, as in paintings. Even better than rainbows. Suddenly, his body in
the robes, went into one, and all I saw was his face. Now what I did not
understand, was he spoke to me, and it was silent, not a voice like our
April said, "Yes I know about this sort of blessing, that in my
experience of life so far, not many get, only a few. Tell me what he
said Mitchel." Mitchel said, "He said, "Ye are mine, yea, I have thee
for being a messenger, later in your earthly life.
Ye cannot write, what ye have learned, and written, ye can only write
while learning. Thy teacher will appear, within the human appearance,
who is my child, as ye are.
I beckon thee to obey thy yearning of thy heart. Thy heart feels empty
within thee, I want to be in thy heart, to fill it.
When life on earth gives something missing, yea, it is I that knock on
thy door. The door of thy heart.
It is I who comes to fill thy heart. Taking me into thy heart, fills the
missing feeling. Thus, as time on earth goes on for thee, I abundantly
give thee, many blessings.
For all that ye do in devotion of me, rewards are building for thee. Do
not forsake the rewards, for the earthly Matters.
Yea, it is no easy road, and I chasten thee, if thee go off the road, I
also chasten thee, if uncleanness, is within thee. For my chosen
messenger, is to be clean.
Yea I can make no limitations to thee, and give thee all things, this
would be of no growth, for by suffering at times, and by sacrifices,
there I stand within thee. Ye are not alone.
I cannot give my messages, without a messenger, thee have been chosen to
walk with me, I plan for thee ahead of earthly time.
How can I heal thee, if thy heart is full of remorse? If any thoughts
are harming thee, it is I that takes thy heart, to heal thee. I am the
way, I am the only way, through me thy life becomes alive. For many are
Being born in life on earth, is a dead life, until I am thy Saviour.
Therefore, it is I that give thee the born again life. Born to show my
light to others. Listen to my silent voice, for thee are my child. Yea,
I am thy parent. Honor thy blessing given to thee. Amen."
Mitchel said, that is what got me to save my pocket money and buy a
Bible. So much of it I did not understand, written in old ways, and to
me, rather strangely, but I felt a truth with it. I did not tell my Dad,
because I thought he would think I was a nerd, and had day dreaming
ideas of life. Dad reads the Bible in his bedroom, but he never ever
shared his spiritual growth at all, to me."
April said, "Oh Mitchel, this is one of the greatest blessings any human
can be given. As now I know your Dad, he was in grief, he had you come
into his life, and lost your mother. He loved her very much, that is why
he was so distant in some areas. He did not have his own family
supporting him, and so he closed in on himself. He loves you Mitchel,
and he will always love you."
Mitchel said, "My Dad's family, they are hostile people. I would think
that when I was born, my grand mother, well, she would have wanted to be
in my life. But no,
she did not have any time with me. My mother's family, my Dad said once,
saw me, thought I was exactly like my mother to look at, and then Dad
said, they cut him off, and me too!"
April said, "Ah! That's why "Jesus" Said, about a missing in life,
that is felt in the heart. Now I see why he came to you. He knows his
children, he knows those that will work his "Holy Spirit" For the
claiming of his family. You have a family Mitchel, all of "God's"
children that are truly his, are your family, and you theirs.
Now you have my parents, who may I say, are acting as your grandparents, towards you." Mitchel
said, "Funny really, but I feel as if
they are my real grandparents. They have helped me, and the way my Dad
is now, I know your Dad helped that, so that my Dad felt worthwhile. He
gives me time, and talks about things I need to know, where before he
was always busy, or watching those documentaries, that bored me to
Aprils said, "Yes, well he used many methods to cope with life, a parent
on his own, and he had no friends either, now he will have more in life
than ever, I will see to that."
Mitchel smiled, and said, "Hey! You going to marry my Dad? Because he
wants you to, I know that, and I want you to, then you can be my Mum,
and my teacher.
We are near Christmas, and Dad is worse at that time, but this year, I
think he is going to be brighter. There is only one month to Christmas
now, and Dad is bringing your Christmas present this afternoon. Whoops, I
was not supposed to tell you he is bringing your present, just he is
bringing you something, do not tell him April."
April said, "I will say nothing, you're safe. Now how about you and I go
to the mall, your Dad is not here for a couple of hours, and I want to
get you a book that will break down some of the understandings of the
Bible. As in class, I can do so much, but only for a time, each day. I
feel you need a study in this and time of your own to look at this book,
it will explain a great deal of the books in the Bible. Then after
that, do you fancy mac Donald's for lunch?" Mitchel said, "Oh April
really? Yes please. Oh a book to help will be so nice. How can I thank
you?" April said, "Live your life, and experience it, stay within the
radius of "The Lord's" Word, and you will not go wrong."
April talked to Mitchel about her eyes, before she could see, her human
eyes were healed in a very strange way, but it was the will of "God,"
April said, that her spirit, were her other eyes, and her other body was
also her spirit.
She gave Mitchel a good lesson in this day, that he will be guided to
do the work, and be going very far in his education, and his Dad would
be so proud of him. Mitchel was blooming.
At four o'clock, Nigel came. He had flowers in his hands, and a smile of
love. They sat down, and he got to the floor, and April said, "Nigel
what are you doing on the floor?" Nigel said, "Will you take this ring,
and be my wife April, and next year be the beautiful bride, I know you
will be for me?"
April just stared at him, and then looked at the ring, it was a delicate
diamond ring, and very beautiful. She held her hand to him, in a sign of
she wanted the engagement. He placed it upon her finger, and then gave
her a small box to open.
She took the box, and inside, was a gold chain, and a plain cross. She
hugged him, and then he put it on for her. Mitchel said, "Gees, all this lovey dovey stuff, I am going to the garden, and look for butterflies.
Nigel and April smiled, and Mitchel went outside.
Nigel said, "Well the next thing is to meet your real mother, on
Christmas Eve, why Christmas Eve, do you think?" April said, "Knowing
my parents, they will have done that, so that my real mother and my
brother, or half brother, will be in Christmas with us all. Bet
anything, they have asked her to stay for the whole of Christmas, in
Nigel suggested they go to the shops the next weekend, and buy her real
mother a present, and her brother as well. Nigel said, "This is a growing
family, seems there will be a real union, and healing of all."
April was now getting to find her past path, and why things came so. She
knew that Mitchel was gifted, and going to be a great messenger, and she
thought, he may even be more than that, as an adult.
The Christmas coming, was going to open far more to April and Nigel.
There was surprise for her, that April's parents did not know, about her
real mother. A wonderful surprise, for all.
Both Nigel and April went to the mall. It was so busy, being very
close to Christmas, that they had trouble finding a parking spot. April
looked up, out of the window and said, "Please dear "Lord," Could you
make a space for us?" Nigel drove round the whole mall car lot, twice,
and none were available. Right after April prayed the short request for
space, there right by the entrance of the large mall, a car was pulling
out, and Nigel could drive straight into it! Nigel said, "Legend! How's
that for an answer, huh?"
April said, "We can have a while here Nigel, because I want to choose
the correct presents, for my real mother, and my half, or full brother,
Simon. Then we will buy for my parents, not forgetting Mitchel."
Nigel said, "I have got Mitchel a present already, so-----" April
said, "Awe, I want to spoil him. He is into the sea world, in his
thoughts, so I want to buy him things on that very subject,
and-----" Nigel said, "Yeah but,-----" April said, "I am going to buy him an electric train setting, with all
the stations, and tracks possible, a great big one, and a large fold up
table, for the place to set it up, and Nigel-----I am buying
this, as it will be from my parents as well, they wanted to put money to
it, as they are very expensive, plus, he is going to get a computer as
well, so there!" Nigel stopped walking, and said, "Oh! What can I say?
He will feel so spoiled."
April said, "No Nigel, he will feel loved. It is not about the things,
it's about telling him how very important he is, as "God's" Child.
Nigel said, "I wanted to buy your parents something useful, what is it
they could use right now?" April said, "Well depends on what you're
willing to spend." Nigel said, "No price will be too high, just say."
April said, "My Dad was saying he would like to buy a pool table,
because he has a very large shed, and part of it is now empty, because
he once had the food bank there, with the charity of the church. So when
he stopped doing it, and Mr. Edwards took it over, he planned to make it
a family entertainment space." My Mum loves that game, and so do I."
Nigel said, "You're not the only one, I enjoy it too!" So we will order
it, and get it picked up by my neighbor, he has a lorry that is big
enough for that, doubt it would fit in the car. Hang on, I will call him
first on my mobile."
Nigel told Jason his neighbor, about the pool table, and the other
things they were buying, and Jason said, "Hey man cool! Get them to put
it all to the loading bay of the shops, and I am able to come over now,
I too have to get some darn Christmas presents, I have been putting it
off, but you calling me, had got me to finally do it, so two jobs in one
here. I did my last delivery for my job early today, I am free, where
will I get to meet you in the mall?" Nigel said, "We will be near the
large shop called --Myers--"
Now they were all set to go. April got her real mother a linen bed
setting, a quilt as well. For Simon, she got him, car sets, a puzzle,
and a children's Bible. She then said, "Hey while we are here, Mitchel
can do with some computer games, to start him off." Nigel just nodded,
because he had never given this much thought to Christmas, since Mitchel
was born of the twenty sixth of December. So with the loss of his past wife
on that day, Christmas held no interest after that, he just did things
simple, and for Mitchel, but never with a great deal of thought.
Jason met them at --Myers-- and they asked the sales to hold the goods
for a hour, as they wanted to go to the food hall, in the mall, and have
a Chinese meal, for the three of them. It was a way of saying thank you
to Jason, for helping them.
Jason did his small bit of shopping for Christmas after the meal. They
were a bit longer than an hour, but it was OK. Nigel said, "Jason, as
you're single, what are you going to do for Christmas?" Jason said,
I suppose, as usual." Nigel said, "Are you going to be on your own?"
Jason said, "Yes, I have been given the elbow from my girlfriend, so
that is for me for Christmas, but I did have to buy for my parents,
before they go to Nottingham, to be with my Dad's brother, and his wife. I
cannot stand them, so I am not going."
Nigel said, "We will not pry into that, but April, do you think Jason
can share his lonely Christmas with us all?" April said, "Sure, I was
thinking it, just as you said it, oh do come Jason, we have room for
you, and the more the merrier." Jason said, "They may be against me
drinking alcohol." April said, "No, they will not, they judge not."
That was all set, and Jason got the things, and drove back to Nigel's
home. He never really spoke to Nigel much, because he thought Nigel was
introverted. He did not know the reason for Nigel being so. But they
exchanged mobile numbers once, when Jason saw Nigel stuck with his
hazard lights on, in town.
His car was in trouble. They talked over the fence, but never had more
communication than that. Now Jason was thinking, this guy is alright, funny though,
from his pale, and straight face, he has color in his face, and he
looks bright, and actually interacts more.
He used to talk, but it was a bit boring, as he was always going on
about documentaries, not my style or interest at all.
Nigel and April waited for Jason to come back, and when he did, they
asked him, if on Christmas Eve, could he bring the pool table to her
parents house. That was all set.
Over in William and Diane's home, the decorations were being put up.
This year they decided to decorate the outside of the house as well.
William put Santa on the roof. In the front garden, reindeer were
standing with a sleigh behind them, and a great big sack, in the back of
the sleigh. Santa had bright parcels in his smaller sack on the roof.
Lights were around the house, and all things were safely done. Nothing
would get ruined, if it rained, they had that sorted, because they used
rain proof materials.
By the gate, they had a nativity scene. William had built a stable, from
old wood he had, and covered it with tarp, then put fallen branches on
the roof of it, and it then had the natural look. Diane said, "Our
natural look is not quite how it was, being in Bethlehem." William
said, "It's the meaning that counts."
By the trees that were quite thick in one area of their garden, William
chose one that was like a Christmas tree. He placed lights over it all,
and a bright star on top of it, that flashed in lights of gold.
Beneath the tree he chose, he put tiny little presents, hidden amongst
the small angels he hung on the tree. The angels flashed on and off,
like the lights.
The inside was full of glittering tinsel, in red, gold, green, and
sliver. The Christmas tree itself was a tall one, all beautifully
dressed in the ornamental beauty of Christmas cheer! Beneath the tree,
were so many presents. They had all different colored Christmas wraps
around them, and colored ribbons. Diane was very artistic, and her
Diane said, "We will have to let the dining table out with the
extensions this year, do you think we will have enough chairs?" William
said, "Well darling, I have already seen to that, I hired chairs, for four
days, from merchants warehouse. It was a God job I did, because they had
hired out much for Christmas, and I got in just in time."
Diane had arranged with Joanne coming, to make her very welcomed. She
offered to get her, and Simon, but she said she was coming by car, and
there is a surprise. This made them very excited, as surprises can do.
Christmas Eve morning came, and April set for herself a simple style of
dress, with a Christmas essence to it. It was gold, and had red
trimmings at the neck. Her shoes were gold.
Nigel came over in the early afternoon, and had his jeans on, but his
shirt was also very bright. He had on a green shirt, with an embroidered
gold cuff trimming, and it had gold in the trimming too. Mitchel was in
a track suit, a typical young guy's idea of dress. It was navy blue,
with the motto of the navy on it.
April said, "Mum said to come at five o'clock, this after noon, and that
she wanted us there on Christmas day, at the earliest we can make it. She
is going to do a Christmas breakfast for all, then Christmas dinner in
the afternoon. No doubt we will be so full from that, she will bake
mince pies, and sausage roll, her traditional cake."
"She is cooking the turkey, duck, chicken, pork, and beef. The ham she
gets from the market, so that will be a good one. Then the roasted
potatoes, the steamed vegetables, by the many knowing her, and salads,
as some may want that."
Nigel said, "Your Mum will be tired out doing all that." April
said, "No, she gets all fired up when she is doing for such a banquet as this
one. It is a reunion as well as an adding to the family. Of all. Oh! I
forgot, she has asked Pastor Paul to come as well, because she wants him
to make a prayer of blessings to this great big family. That will set
the love of "Christ" Although we all have that anyway."
Thy came near to the house of April's parents, and April said she felt a
bit nervous. Nigel said, "If this is the same lady you thought you met,
twice before, then it will be well known to you both, relax April, all
will go well.
As they got there, another car arrived, but drove on again, so they went
in, and greeted all there. Then the door bell rang, and Joanne was there
with Simon. April went to answer the door, and gave a huge sigh! So we
did meet before! Please come in." Joanne said, warmly, "I thought the
same, but it was so coincidental, my child was blind, so I passed on
it, but I felt I knew you." April said, "I felt I knew you too, but you
know, just an odd thing at the time." Joanne said, "You're able to see!"
April said, "We will talk about that later."
William came to greet Joanne, and Simon, and Diane hugged Joanne, and
patted Simon on the head, in case he was a shy type. Simon was far from
shy, he went looking around at all the Christmas decorations. They went
into the lounge room and have refreshments, as dinner was later.
Joanne said, "Well April, you have grown into a lovely young lady, and I
am so pleased that this couple, William and Diane, adopted you. I now
know, just by looking around, and the warmth in this home, that you had
a good life."
Simon was fidgeting, and wanted to get his mother's attention but she
shushed him. April said, "I am so pleased with this, although we have
been apart for twenty two years, I feel as if we were connected in that
time, but not, if you know what I mean. What do I call you?" Joanne
said, "Well you cannot call two mums Mum." Diane said, "And why not
Joanne? You are her real mother, and have that right, I would not be at
all jealous of it, I encourage it, if April agrees.
April will still call me Mum, and will have her two mothers." Joanne
said, "There is something else April will have." Simon just could not
stop giggling, as he knew already.
April looked questioningly? William and Diane also looked the same.
Nigel, and Mitchel were waiting to hear this, wondering what it was.
Joanne said, "Simon, go to the car, and get April's biggest present of
all this Christmas please." Simon ran and he took a while, and then
through the front door stood a man, Simon holding his hand. Joanne
said, "April, this is your real father!" All the house was at silence
for a short time, and then it bustled with joy. April's mouth was open
wide, in surprise, and she thought, it's his hair I have, the golden
William got up, and took this man's arm, to welcome him in. He said, "Well, what a beautiful day this is, what is your name?" The man
said, "My name is Shawn, I am so happy to be part of this reunion." Diane
said, "Reunion? Are you kidding? This is a miracle, a blessing, and from
"The Holy Spirit." There is no way things like this happen by accident.
Please, you are as one of us, and in our family-----You, Joanne, and Simon.
We are one big family now, and one that will be always family." April
got to her father, and said, "I never expected this, so now I will be
calling you Dad, two mums, and two dads.
Shawn said, "You look like your mother, and have my color hair, and
you're my long lost daughter."
William and Diane called Simon, Nigel and Mitchel to leave the room
with them, to leave the new family to reunite and talk a while, on
Joanne said all her reasons for leaving April, as early as a baby just
born. Shawn explained, that he was scared of this new pregnancy, and ran
away. They both explained that they were so young. Shawn told April that his
family was very strict about this sort of thing, overly strict and
His father was a real hard man, and he never really knew him. Shawn
said, "I not only ran away from Joanne, but from my hard parents, as
well. Had they known, I would have been thrown out of the home, anyway.
I thought that Joanne would be able to manage, how dumb is that April?"
April said, "Not dumb Dad, oh! It's funny to call you that, but it will
stick, you are my real Dad, and William is my Dad too.
I said no, because, I know that some youths cannot make a stable home
if they never had one, when a child. I take it you did not."
Shawn said, "Goodness, you are so wise for your age." April said, "Dad,
I had a true friend, his name is "Jesus Christ." It was he who gave me
my adoptive parents, and he who orchestrated this reunion. It was
he who chose for me to learn a stable life, as a child, to my adult
years. How Dad, could you learn about stability, when you were being
brutally given rules, and no love?
No wonder you ran away." Shawn began to have tears in his eyes, this
daughter he had never known until today, filled his heart.
Joanne said, Shawn loved me very much, but when he ran off, I had a
heart break going on, as well as the lonely pregnancy. No family were
supporting me either. I lived in a one roomed bed sitter. Your cot was a
box. My security for you, was not enough. I felt no child deserved such
a poverty life. So that's why I had to take you to the orphanage." April
said, "So when did you guys meet up?"
Shawn said, "I was walking one day in a town called ♱ the oaks ♱. I had
moved from town, to town, I could keep no job. The reason I kept no job
Every time a supervisor, as they all seemed to do, got at me, I saw my
father. Even a woman once, did speak nasty to me, all because I placed
one box of work, into the wrong load, for delivery. I saw my hard mother
then! So I left all jobs that had meanness in the staff.
After some good years of this, I naturally grew more mature. But my self
esteem was shot.
I did jobs, that had no real security in them, so that I would not be
one on one with any mean manager, or staff. One day I realized, I was
showing a character of no fight.
From there I took a look at books form the library, on self esteem. I
had no idea of self defense, or, how to learn to choose my company.
Company? Well I had none really, but it was in me, to give in to all
that got mean."
April said, "Sounds to me, that what you were given, as a child, was
what you expected from others. It is often the way, as how can a child
learn, if not taught the correct love of life, and family? Some children
get so much abuse, that they expect it.
These are the poorest of children in this world, because, well
Dad-----Because, if no manners of truth is taught them, they cannot
know. On top of that, some do the opposite to you. They become abusive,
and do harm to others, and if they have children, they give them, what
they got, and sometimes far worse.
It's horrid. Some are hard criminals. Oh! Dad, you have a chance now. I
also know of some that have self harmed themselves, and some that go to
suicide. All because of untruth in life."
Shawn looked at April and he said, "What a great upbringing you had, to
be this wise, it seems to me, that you had to be with your adoptive
parents, to be how you are today.
Later in time, I went to a church, it was a white church, nothing great
to look at. ♱ The oaks ♱ had a lovely feel about the place. Peaceful. I
knew nothing of "Christ," So I was looking at it, and sort of learning.
I got a job in town, through a member of the church.
He had a sort of bungalow at the back of his house. He found out I was
homeless, and had no job. He knew the job was going to pay me enough to
So he allowed me to stay in his bungalow, free of rent, until I had
earned enough to buy myself decent clothes, and have decent food. The job
was mowing lawns for people, and so I never had anyone hassling me. By
his kindness, I learned something, not all people are nasty, as I
After a time he introduced a low rent for me to pay him, for the
bungalow. It's the least I could do, as he gave me a home. What I did not
know was, he was saving all the rents I paid, to give me enough to learn
to drive, and buy a car.
I became more confident. One day in the town, I saw Joanne, or at least
someone like her, from a distance. She had a little boy with her. So I
went to try to see if it was her.
She recognised me, and stopped. We spoke, a bit off handed, at first.
Then she burst into tears.
She had left where she was living, to make a new start, and chose ♱ the
oaks ♱. Your mother said, that she had placed you into a orphanage, and
had gone into living a promiscuous life.
She lost all care about morals, for a good while. So she ended with
another pregnancy, and Simon was born. This time she wanted to keep her
She had the same thing happen to her, the father would not take any
responsibility of the child, and accused her of it being another man's
child, as she was once promiscuous. That got her a name. So she left.
She had been to the church, the Sunday I was not there. She had gone to
listen to a sermon on families, and how to keep them in honor of what
I did not see her for a long time after the first time. I took it that
she did not want me around her."
April said, "That was the time I was there, when I was really a young
teenager, a visit to ♱ the oaks ♱. I will tell you both later, about how
I got my sight. Also how I was led to come to ♱ the oaks ♱ by above.
Joanne said, "I was in the church, just fallen to a heap, lost my little
daughter, then went out of order in morals, and then got Simon, who does
not know his father, and will never know his father.
I was so hurt, and so lost, I did not care about morals, and it came
back to bite me! So in the church, I was so sad. I kept looking at you,
but my baby girl was blind for life, so it could not have been you.
Diane spoke to me, and then supported me some, but I was far too gone in
It was not until a few months later, Shawn came to the church the same
meeting I went. I just thought that perhaps some way, other than the
society that do not really care, it's all red tape.
I thought if there is a "God" Then he must have some way to reach me.
I did not know, until after some learning of the Bible, that I could
have reached him, at any time, so I too, did not know much about "Christ."
this one Sunday, Shawn came. He asked if he could sit next to me. I
said, to him, if you must, what do I care? Simon took to Shawn, from day
After the meeting, Shawn invited me back to his place. A bungalow as he
He had his life all intact, and had a clean home. Simon was laughing
with him, and Shawn asked me if he has a father, that is in his life. I
said no, but look how you ran from me, as if I had made our baby on my
own. I was angry at him. I told him you were blind, and the story as far
as I could. Shawn offered me a solution.
I was living in a real rat hole place, because I could not afford the
higher rents. I told him, after I settled down from anger, that I wanted
to keep Simon, at any cost, because I lost you.
Shawn then told me, that he still loved me, and he had not been with
anyone else, since he ran away from me.
I then realized why I had taken the low moral road, I still loved
Shawn. Denial was a great lever to not admit that.
Shawn wanted to have us together again. So we decided to rent a good
flat that we both could afford. He said he would take Simon as his
own, and be a father to him. Not many guys will do that!
We lived in the three bedrooms flat, and never had a bedroom together.
Shawn wanted to give me time, so that I could see, he meant what he
Shawn had such an ability with Simon, that Simon was depending upon him.
Simon looked like he had taken Shawn as a father figure, as young as
that, nearly three years of age.
Because Shawn felt he owed me, I said he did not. We fell deeply in love
again, but in an adult way. So one day Shawn asked me to marry him. Shawn
is your real father, and Simon can never know his father. That is dead,
and gone. As Simon grew, Shawn said he wanted to tell Simon, he was his
step-father. He had a right to know.
Simon has been told, but will understand better, when older.
We became Christians, and lived so.
I knew that an arrangement had been made for you to know, that one day,
you will meet me, as to your father, at the time of the arrangement, he
was not mentioned in it.
As both William and Diane wanted to bring you up, the time was for
when you were adult. One letter was sent within that time.
I thought your adoptive parents were of a different type, as most will
not allow this interaction to come, if they can avoid it.
So here we are today. Obviously, over time, if any questions you need to
ask, we will work through them."
April said, "How could I have questions after listening to what you
both went through? What I would like to say now, may surprise you.
In your loss of me, and you both did have that, you gave me a life.
I had no trauma in my life.
I was blind, but as I could not see, with my human eyes, I knew no
different. I did have my other eyes, and that I will tell you both
about, well after Christmas.
I am so grateful to you both, as in your sacrifice of my going away, you
gave me a life. In my life, I had already "The Holy Spirit." With
Christian parents, I learned what a family really is. They gave me, along
with others, and one in particular, Mr. and Mrs. Beverly, the money to
do all my schooling, in a Christian private school. I then went to
college, and got my degree.
I want you both to know something, I have met a few, that have been
taken from their parents, for some reason or other, and these children
grow up with a resentment to their real parents, without ever knowing
This means, the growing of dysfunction breeds, and nothing is healed. So
the trapping of freedom, is constantly within the families.
Really, where is it said, that a parent does not hurt, when they are
parted from their children?
There are two sides to everything, and I am overjoyed, as now I have the
love of two sets of parents.
I also learned in my studies, that psychologically, if any family member
has rubbished a parent, not on the scene, they have harmed the very
children, that needed support, and healing.
These children have a right to know the truth, and leave all the harm
done, so they heal, oh that wound that was given, from so long ago,
Adam and Eve.
My heart is full of love for you both. And love grows, it expands, it
takes away the darkness, and nothing can stop the purest love of all, "Our Heavenly Father," Through "Jesus Christ." His family
is us, we are
his children, so it's wise to remain a child, even in adult life. For
would he not grieve too? Yes! Does he not try to get his fold back? Yes!
He forgives, and heals, and his love is the highest love of all."
Shawn asked if he could hug April? And Joanne got up too, and there they
were, the three of them hugging as one. April called her parents to come
in, and they all just rejoiced. Simon on the other hand was trying to
hug everyone at once, he looked so happy. Even at seven years old. There
is the man of tomorrow.
They all began to enjoy the Christmas Eve celebrations, and the biggest
day of all, was tomorrow, Christmas day. The most important birthday of
The men had put the pool table ready for the next day. Mitchel wanted so
much to know what his very big present was. Simon was busy eating his
favorites, and free to.
The biggest miracle was going on in this house. There was more to come.
For only love, can bring about the rewards.
Christmas Eve was so beautiful, everyone was given a bigger present,
then the material ones. Shawn, and Joanne, along with Simon, stayed at
April's adopted parents', overnight. They were asked if they would like
to stay till the day after boxing day. It was agreed upon. Nigel, and
April, took Mitchel, who was reluctant to leave, back to the cottage.
There was not enough room for them in the sleeping area. Nigel said he
would take Mitchel back home, and then call April. So April waited for
Nigel said in the call, I want us to be married quite soon April, this
day has just clinched it for me, just how important family is, and being
together, what do you say?" April said, "I think we can get married
soon, after all now, or later, we will be doing it anyway. It was so
wonderful this day." Nigel said, "From what you told me, how things
went for your real parents, and how you lovingly understood, the
lesson here is clear, that no unloving ways ever win. Pastor Paul is
coming tomorrow, I wonder April." April said, "Wonder what?" Nigel
said, "Here we are in different houses, so much wanting to be together, and
marriage is the gate to our one home. So I thought, and I know it's a bit
of a rush, but do you think Pastor Paul would marry us tomorrow?" April
said, "Tomorrow? By gees, that's not a rush, that's a jet flight!"
Nigel said, "I cannot call Pastor Paul now, it's a bit late." April
said, "If I call him, he will talk to me, he told me, any time night, or
day, I can get hold of him, if it is important. I suppose thinking about
it, with my real parents here, and all the meaning of Christmas, it
would be a good time to marry. I just thought that we had to get the
meeting over with, before we married, but yes, I think Pastor Paul,
would agree to it, but it would not be in the church." Nigel said,
church would be your parents home, on this occasion."
April called Pastor Paul, and she said, "Hello, Pastor Paul, I know it's
late, but would you agree to marry Nigel and I, tomorrow, in my parents
home?" Pastor Paul was taken aback, and then said, "I never had that
kind of wedding to do before. Tell me first how did it all go?" April
told him in great detail, and he was so overjoyed. He said, "I will just
have to call an official about this, there are some cases that are
allowed. But I must have his permission. I will call you back, and tell
you if I can do the wedding tomorrow."
April waited, and waited, and then got up, and walked the floor, and
thought, he is taking his time, I bet we cannot do it, would be a shame,
considering the-----Then the phone rang. Pastor Paul said, "Oh
April, it is good news, I told him all about your family, and the
greatest miracles happening in your life, and family, the way it all
came together, and he said, on this occasion, I may conduct the wedding.
Now I know I am to come at ten o'clock in the morning, what time did you
think the wedding should be taking place?" April said, "I think after
the Christmas dinner, as Mum will be so happy doing the dinner for us
all. Then she will be able to rest some. So what about seven o'clock in
the evening? Then we can carry on celebrating the most wonderful
birthday of all birthdays." Pastor Paul said, right, then what I will
do is, get the paperwork done, I will do it tonight, as I am able to
find time." April said, "Oh thank you so much, I will call Nigel now,
because he will be up, and waiting as well, bless you, good night."
Pastor Paul thought, how nothing ever has been done this way to his
knowledge, or agreed upon, so quickly. So he did his promise, and then
went to bed.
Meanwhile, Nigel, picked up the phone, and said, "Bet he said no April."
April said, "He had to call someone, I suppose it's the rules, and he got
the news, that we can be married tomorrow." Nigel just sounded so
pleased, he wanted to jump down the phone, and kiss April. April said, "I have not got a wedding dress Nigel, oh, never mind, it's not about
dresses, it's about us.
I will find something." Nigel said, "True, I will have to find
something too, and guess what?" April said, "Guess what?" Nigel
said, "When I bought the engagement ring, I also bought the wedding ring, and
the eternity ring, so who is a lucky girl?" April said, "I have not got
your ring, oh, I would not be able to buy one before tomorrow." Nigel
said, "We can do that later, and just get it blessed."
Christmas day was a light morning, cold, but bright. Snow was falling
for the first time, and it just looked so good. April did not tell her
parents the surprise, she got her dress that she would change into
hanging up, it would have to be in the car without creasing, she hoped.
She got all her things ready for it. Nigel was doing the same. Mitchel
was dancing around, as he was told in the early morning, and he never
shut up since.
Nigel came to pick up April, and just hugged her tightly, and Mitchel
said, "Awe, all this lovey stuff, just drive the car, and let's get our
Christmas day going. I know it's about "Our Lord Jesus," But I must say,
I just want to know what the big parcels are for me."
Nigel laughed, and April said, "Any teenager would feel the same. You
will be very pleased." Mitchel said, "Awe c'mon, give me a clue." Nigel
said, "No, now you just be quiet for a bit, your mouth must be tired,
you have not stopped talking since I told you about the wedding."
When they arrived, Joanne was at the gate, she wanted to greet them with
a big hug for each. They went inside, and had coffee. Talk was about the
day, and Mitchel was told to keep his mouth shut! Mitchel was beaming,
and he just put it to the time they open the presents.
Ten o'clock, right on time, Pastor Paul arrived. He greeted them all,
and thanked them for his day, in such a wonderful reunion of family.
They had the Christmas breakfast, and still nothing was said. Diane
suspected something, because April had her spiritual look about her.
Diane felt April had a message for them, but not ready to say so.
The present opening came, and all were seated. Pastor Paul was chosen to
give them out. William said, "Before we do this, I want Pastor Paul to
have this," Pastor Paul took it in surprise, and said his thanks. The
envelope was a flat one. He turned it to open it, and there inside, was
a check for the new window, it was smashed by a gang of youths, and the
church had a cover over the window.
It was a great deal of money to replace the window, and funds did have
to go in other places too! He thought he would not be able to have it
done till a years time.
Pastor Paul said, "Oh what a blessing, thank you so much, but this is so
much money, are you sure?" William said, "We have been blessed, so why
not the church, and you feeling less strain to get funds to do the job.
Besides, there was a gift to be given, by April's idea, she had her
money for her education, and it was not all used. Even though you have
that check, she has enough to do something with her life.
" April said, "Do you think Mr. and Mrs. Beverly will be able to come
tonight?" William said, "What for? They will be having their own
Christmas." April said, "They have no children, and probably would be at
home on their own." Pastor Paul looked in his book, and gave William the
Just as William was going to call, Pastor Paul said, "We cannot hide
this much longer, I know that you Diane, have worked so hard on this
celebration of "Our Lord's" Birthday. At seven o'clock, Nigel, and
April, will be married right here in the home, only one thing has to be
added to that, a church blessing of this wedding will be done in early
William said, "Wow! Are you serious?" Pastor Paul said, "Said, "Yes, she
did tell me, she wished she had a ring for Nigel." William stood there
hardly able to talk. He then said, "Wait a minute." Mitchel said, "Oh,
why wait, I thought we were going to open the presents." William said, "
sure we will, but this really is the best news. Now Nigel, would you be
against having a ring my grandfather had? It may fit you." Mitchel
said, "Oh the sailor?" William said, "Yes. When he passed away, I had
that given to me, and it has stayed in the treasure case for years."
Nigel looked at William, and just bent his head in a humble way, and
said, "William, it would be a honor, to wear his ring, and to treasure
the family name by having it." So off William went, and called the
Beverlys. They were doing very little, and said they would love to
come. They were not told why. He got the wedding ring that his
grandfather had. And came to the room. He gave it to Nigel to try on.
Then he said, "Nigel, that is a present to you from all the family, it
has ♱forever♱ written inside it. You see, although my grandfather was
at sea, he was a very Christian minded man. When his sea days were over,
he did much in the line of the welfare of the needy. So both my grandmother, and he, were very well known." Nigel tried it on, and it fitted
like it was made for him, he looked at April, and then Mitchel, who was
now just breaking his neck, to get his father to show him the seaman's
ring. He took the ring off, and said, "How about you being best man
William, as the ring has to be that way before I get it?" That was all
Both Shawn, and Joanne, were sitting with all this happening, and they
were so happy to be in this time. Simon, had not much interest in all
this, he just went and watched the television, and watched a Christmas
Now the present time came really on. Mitchel was so surprised with his
train setting, and a table for putting it on. Then he opened the
computer. It had more packaging, as it had more parts. His eyes were
bigger than saucers, and he said, "Oh boy, I can learn to use this. Lots
of the boys in school have one, but I did not, now I can look up all
sorts of things, oh thank you so much."
Joanne opened her present, and knew Nigel, and April, gave it to her.
She then had her eyes in tears, happy tears. Simon opened his, and he
was so pleased, that he took all the cars out, and ran them along the
Everyone had presents, but one did not, or so it was thought. Shawn was
not expected, and William told Diane that he had a present given him,
the last Christmas, that he never used. So Shawn was given a full tool
set. Shawn was so pleased, as he loved to tinker with tools. His were
not a full set, and they were cheap ones, not the best.
Once all that was done, the time was moving on. The wedding was the
subject for most of the day, and Diane was fine, she had her organized
way of doing things.
The table was set, and the seats filled with hungry mouths. Pastor Paul
said Grace, and they began to enjoy the banquet that was blessed for
them. Diane was a very good cook, and the whole Christmas meal was
The smell of the food was very good, the turkey dressed with her bacon
rolls around it, the pork crackling, just so crunchy, that it melted in
the mouth. The beef was succulent, the duck had the orange sauce, and
was rich and juicy. Diane knew that duck can be greasy, but her method
of dealing with that was her secret! The roasted potatoes crisp, and
soft inside. The sound of the happy voices, made it all so worthwhile. Desserts were brought in on a trolley, and the whole family was
The washing up was done by all hands, and then they laughed, as they
prepared for the wedding. William said, "Where did you intend to hold
this April?" April said, "Dad, I thought the conservatory, with all the
many plants you have in there, and it has the room as well." William
said, "Good choice."
So much going on, and everyone involved. Joanne took flowers from the
garden, with Diane, and they made up a bouquet for April. Then Diane
called April and said, "April, my wedding dress is still in the
wardrobe, it would fit you, and you can be married in white, but say
nothing to Nigel." April just hugged both mothers, as they were having
so much fun. Joanne and Diane were already good friends. William said, "Nigel, come over here, the girls are busy, but do you think you
might like to wear my wedding suit? It's in the wardrobe. But say nothing
to April, OK?"
The Beverly's came, and were told about the wedding, they were so
pleased to be invited. Diane said, "You both gave of your wealth in
money, a good Christian life for April, it's the least we can do, so as
we are having a family reunion, you both are our family too! Mr. Beverly
said, "We have never had children, because we could not have them, and
we so wanted them. Today, you have given us a taste of it, and thank you
so much." Mrs. Beverly was smiling, and said she was so happy for such a
Christmas day to turn out this way. She said, "We have had our
Christmases alone, our families were not close, on either side, and this
is a great big present to us."
Simon was playing, and then told to go and wash his hands and face. Mitchel was tinkering with his train set, and had to leave it, for the
time being. Joanne said to Shawn, "I just love these people Shawn, they
are as I think all could be. I feel as if I am really part of this
family." Shawn said, "Yes, I feel the same way, and this reunion, is for
all times, in the future too, we will be having get-togethers. I was
thinking, what would you feel if we moved to the elms Joanne?" Joanne
said, "Oh Shawn, that will keep us all together, and close. Can we
afford to?" Shawn said, "I have friends that would move our furniture,
we rent anyway, and can rent here."
April heard this, and said, "My cottage will be free, as Nigel and I,
have decided to get our own house together. So I will be staying in the
house Nigel is in now, until we mortgage a home.
Pastor Paul, due to his devotion, dressed in his robes, for the wedding.
He was talking to William, and said, "This is a "Holy Spirit" Wedding,
it is a complete clear sign of the truth, and what it can bring."
Upstairs, the ladies were getting April's hair all pretty, and she put
on Diane's dress. Joanne just thought how beautiful she looked. The veil
went on, and the crown of flowers went on top of it. The bouquet was
matching the crown.
Nigel was dressed in William's suit, and it was a good fit. The suit was
in pale blue, and the shirt was white. He was already downstairs.
The ladies had no music, as the wedding March, so April said, "Put on
the hymn singing, that will do as I walk to the conservatory. This is "Our Lord's" Wedding too!"
Silence came for the first time in the day. Seven o'clock came. All were
seated around the conservatory. Nigel was standing with William, and
Pastor Paul was in front, he asked for a time of prayer, before the
bride came. Nigel thought, April will wonder why I am dressed as if it
was in a church. Still she looks beautiful, in anything, so he expected
her in what she brought with her. The prayer was done, and the hymn came
on, and April walked through, Nigel just stared in surprise, she was in
all white, and the very bride she was. Joanne had given April her pearl
necklace to wear.
Diane and Joanne, were holding each other's hands, and both were so
happy. Shawn thought April looked like her mother, and how she once was
when younger. Nigel suddenly realized something, he was healed, his
empty feeling of Christmas was gone, his grief was gone, he let the pain
of losing his first wife go. The very time she dies, was the time he was
getting married to April, who must have been sent to him.
Pastor Paul began the wedding. William handed the rings to Pastor Paul,
and they were blessed, the marriage vows said, and the oneness was seen,
they were one flesh now. Nigel lifted the veil, and kissed April, and
said quietly, "We are one."
The rest of the evening was in joy, and William said, "Diane and I, are
going to sleep in the caravan, because we wish for the newlyweds, to be
here for the rest of this glorious Christmas. As they walked out in the
night air, as the house and conservatory were separated, Pastor Paul
said, "Look at the top of the star you put on the tree over there."
All stopped. There above them was a bright light, and Mitchel said, "This
is coming from "God." I have seen this once before." Nigel said, "Why
have you never told me that Mitchel?" Mitchel said, "I told April, she
knows about this sort of blessing sent."
The bright light came over all in the garden, and everyone knelt down.
It was a sign of completion, and the silent voice was heard by all, as
they bowed. "This is my family, in whom I am well pleased. Go in
Pastor Paul said, "Never in all my ministry have I witnessed such a
beautiful bright light, it was nothing that earth can produce, by
humans. We are all very blessed this day." The bright light faded, and
then it shone again, it touched each person, and then went up, and
disappeared into the night sky.
They all got up, and there was a peace around them. April laughed as she
saw the wedding dress with a few stains on from kneeling down. She
said, "I was sent here as a baby, with blind eyes, but I must say this,
if all opened their eyes, all would see what I have seen. The heart must
be open, for this first, and then the eyes see."
Pastor Paul said, "I know that "Jesus" Calls his children every day,
and night. As "Our Heavenly Father" Is omnipresent, nothing is unseen.
Nothing is unknown, not one hair can fall without he knows of it. A
sparrow would fall, and he knows. His eye is on all mankind. His
presence is full. His throne is heaven, the earth his footstool.
He knows if any soul will save his creatures, and have compassion for
them, in the animal world. All life belongs to "Our Father." I am
overcome with his presence in this home today, and this night. Now
April, I know what you said to me once, that was, your church goes with
you, everywhere you go, because it is the body of "Christ" That the
real church is inside us all that believe. Amen to that."
All celebrated the wedding, and the night was drawing in. There was just
enough room for all to stay. Pastor Paul left, when it was time to go.
The Beverlys left too.
Nigel, and April, went to the adoptive parents' bedroom. April said, "Mum and Dad are sleeping in the caravan, for two nights, so we can stay
here as one big family." Nigel said, "April, would you mind if we have
our first, and private time, on our own, in our own place." April
said, "I was going to suggest that myself, because it is in our own bed
we become one."
All were very tired. The day was as full as could be done. Boxing day
was to be made another great day. The day after boxing day, was to be
helping to clear up the whole home, so that William and Diane had
their home back to normal. April laughed, and said, "Normal? There is
nothing ever going to be the same. We have a complete family. We have a
miracle, and it's to be honored, and treasured." Nigel whispered, "April, from this we can give so many Hope, and it would be so great to
see all families complete. I love you."