Posted by Janneke in Grace Stories, Homesick-Heimwee, Trauma-Healing, War's Family
on Nov 20th, 2011 | 1 comment
A Blanket of Gratitude
A red blanket of comfort followed Luther Prunty through the hell of WWII Japanese concentration camp survival. As he nears the century mark of life, home in Jacksboro, Texas, he still treasures the same blanket.
At one time the Chinese red blanket offered him the simple protection of not being considered AWOL, when over-extending his leave in Singapore. The blanket which hid him from American MP’s as he returned to base, became a symbol of the extreme of protection and courage necessary for survival of all that came after, at the hands of the Japanese:
Defeat in the...
Posted by Janneke in Homesick-Heimwee, Thirty Days of Light, Trauma-Healing
on Mar 9th, 2011 | 0 comments
Babies and parents mirror love.
Mommy makes a silly smiley face and says “Ahhh..boo!” and baby answers, “Ahhh…boo!” and smiles back.
Daddy moves his head from side to side and grins, baby does too.
As adults we still do this. My husband will go out on an overcast day of misty rain, when LIGHT is beginning to break through the clouds, and he says what I usually say, he is mirroring. It’s my version of “Ahhhhh…boo!” What he says is, “Ah, this weather reminds me of when I...