I want to tell you Margaret’s story

By Janice A. Thompson ’05Ph.D.

My 3-year old son Matthew has pushed aside the clutter of theology books in our living room and is carefully lining up his blocks in the neat rows of a cemetery. He has made grave markers for all his little friends, and one by one he reads off their names. I can see some of these friends happily racing around outside as he works. The only child in Matthew’s play-cemetery who really is dead is Matthew’s little sister, Margaret.

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