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Michael E Johnson
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"The Road to Heaven is Through Life..." MM It was an early November morning as I was traveling down Indiana Highway 44 to Bloomington, Indiana, from Shelbyville. Although it was a rainy, gloomy day, I still enjoyed traveling through southern Indiana, with its rolling hills and pastures. It seems to me these kinds of days, when you have to go to a funeral, are always cloudy and rainy. The funeral was for the son of a friend, and I felt I needed to be there. He was one of those guys you really like, but to lose a son must have been unbearable. Even with what I have learned about life and death, it is still hard to cope with death. This three-hour drive gives me time to reflect and think about the story I need to tell.
It is about my life with an Angel. I have been putting it off because the story has not quite come to an end yet. I know I should have started it a lot sooner, but I'm not really a writer and we weren't sure which one of us would write it. I do know this: the story is probably the last worthwhile thing I will do in my life.
As I write this story, it is my hope that it will help young people who read it cope with life and, more importantly, with death. I hope baby-boomers will read it as well, for they need to know what we know.