Chapter 10, The Confirmation

A week earlier, on August 17, Scott and I gave Lorna the blessing that she would be healed. It was a powerful unique experience for Scott and me. I knew I was the voice for Lorna’s dad, Dan Brashear.

Lorna’s Dad is on the other side of the veil,  and I knew he had insights into Lorna’s mortal journey. He knew things I didn’t know. We were told Lorna would be healed.

She wasn’t healed. She passed away one week later. I was a little perplexed.

On Monday, August 25, the day after Lorna passed away, our stake president Buzz Butler and his wife Lynn stopped by the house. Our daughter Katie answered the door. After visiting for a few minutes, President Butler asked if Katie would like a blessing. They stepped into the office at the house, and he gave her a blessing. Among other things, Katie was told that it was her mother’s time to go. She could have chosen to stay, but it was her time to go.

I believe, and it has been confirmed to me, that had Lorna chosen to stay, she would have been completely healed as she hand been promised in the blessing from her dad through me one week before. And, most importantly, she would have known who healed her.

Cancer was the medium that sent her home. No therapy chosen, traditional or alternative (for those curious, with what alternative remedies were used, she left no stone unturned), would have healed her. As mentioned in the blessing to Katie, it was her time to go.

I believe that the choice to go or stay is not uncommon. I have three friends, one who suffered a heart attack, another, a bike/car accident. The third, had a serious health issue. All were given the choice. All chose to stay.

A few months after Lorna passed away, I wondered if the choice to go was a difficult one for her.

Shortly after, I woke up with lyrics and a tune in my mind: “We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.” I was hearing it over and over.

I recognized the lyrics and the tune but didn’t know much about the song, who sang it, or what it was about. I looked it up on the Internet.

Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks

Goodbye to you my trusted friend
we’ve known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we’ve climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC’s
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees

Goodbye, my friend, it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I’ll be there

We had joy, we had fun
We had seasons in the sun.