There have been a few stories on the show over the years that have shook me to the core. Life is what we decide to make it. We can choose to say, “Woe is me!”, or we can decide to live each day to see what happens. Lately, I have been doing the whole “woe” thing. Then I came across this story sent in years ago by Ray Peyton from Lafayette, Louisiana. It woke me up a bit and today I am going to try the other side. Thank you Ray!
I just have to share this story. In 2008 I was home from Iraq on emergency Leave. My father had just been diagnosed with lung cancer. I only had ten days with him. On the last day, when I was scheduled to depart Lafayette, and head back overseas – I didn’t want to go. I figured it may be the last time I ever saw Dad alive. So I was at his house, waiting on my ride to the airport, talking to my father, trying to make up any excuse to stay, and finally he said, “You have to go”.
So I asked him, “Well Dad, what if I’m over there and you die?” He just looked at me and said nothing. So then I asked, “Well, what if I’m over there and I get killed?”
Without any hesitation on his part whatsoever, sternly, and forcibly he replied, “They’ll send you home and I will bury you!”
I will never forget that. Now that is being Frank! That is Life.
I got in the car waiting outside and left.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the show this week we have but one story. WWII British Air Force pilot Peter Carter is on his way home from a bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June, an allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. The rest is quite the story! It is titled Stairway To Heaven. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link
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