Taking in the hip culture of a downtown coffee-shop in Estes Park where hippies roam free, “Somewhere over the Rainbow softly plays in the background.
A few minutes later climbing the steep incline in Rocky Mountain National Park with a mist permeating in the air, the classic lyrics flow off my lips for the iconic song is now stuck in my head.
With the song in my head, I tell my daughter how I just sang that song to my grandmother last week as she lay on her death bed and passed a few hours after me singing the song over the phone to her. A short moment after I tell my daughter about me singing the song to Nana, with excitement she says. “Hey look a rainbow!”
The sunlight shone through a gentle mist over the open valley lying before the great mountainside and I say quick get me the camera. I am thinking I need to write a story about this for God has a promise in the Bible represented by a rainbow about how he will never leave us and I know my loving Nana is now resting peacefully in perfect love.
After a quick shot with the auto focus, the misty rainbow leads me up the curvy cliff-side road in Colorado 10,000 above sea-level where the blue skies appeared as calm as a resting baby laying on its mother’s chest. Climbing the summit of the near endless mountain a sign reads Rainbow Curve. Now I know I am to write this story.
So here I am flying back to Jersey writing this rewarding rainbow experience for I believe firmly there is a pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow where the streets have no name and Nana is in her glory and her prayers are continuing for her grandchildren and great children.
The value of a praying grandmother is worth its weight in gold and now Nana is being richly rewarded “Somewhere over the Rainbow” for the love and her strong faith in Jesus and for always being available for her grandkids.
Thank you Nana for the great impact you have on my life and your unselfish love. I love you forever. Continued peace, love, and rest for you forever. You deserve it and are worth it. Good as gold!
P.S. I have not posted a blog in over a month and as I post this story I notice my last post on the front page of my blog has a rainbow featured as the main pic and I wrote that story a few years ago. This is just another way God rolls in my life. Rainbows have a new meaning to me. Thanks for reading.