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Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If

anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will

come in and eat with him, and he with me.  To

him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit

with me on my throne, just as I overcame and

sat down with my Father on his throne.

Rev. 3:20-21


As we stood visiting for a few minutes after Grandpa’s funeral, I was struck by a gentleman’s tie who was standing right behind me.  On the tie you can see Jesus knocking at the door.  I felt such peace when I saw this image so strategically placed right beside Grandpa, as if Jesus were saying, “I’m here!”

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But before I even saw the tie, I had been given a big smile by none other than Nick!!!

Nick loved Batman.  I have so many pictures of him in Batman shirts, ball caps, and jammies!  When we turned into the cemetery, my sister said, “Look, there’s Batman!”  And I couldn’t believe it!  Almost perfectly in line with Grandpa’s gravesite was this tombstone!!!


sledding and grandpas funeral 315 I felt embraced by God and Nick at Grandpa’s funeral! And during all of this, I was receiving texts from a friend back home who was on a walk and was finding a new penny each time she did a lap around the college campus where our husbands work!!!  She ended up finding three pennies on one walk!!! 

Nick was making us all smile that day!

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Thankful for a Father who is creative enough to use a tie ,a tombstone, and three pennies to say “all is well,”