Show Me The Way
Aubrey sat quietly
in her hospital bed. Staring, wanting the hours to go faster. She knew why she
was there, but wished to be other places. Gazing up at her favorite poster,
of her favorite person, JC Chasez of *NSync. She was startled out of her thoughts
when a nurse opened the door.
have a visitor." Nurse Jamie, a favorite of all the kids there said.
Aubrey looked up
with expectant eyes, not many people visited, not even her own parents. They
came in every once and a while, but not as often as Aubrey would have wanted
or even needed them to. Her face brightened up when she saw who was at the door.
He walked in slowly not wanting to scare her, but when his gaze moved to the
poster on the wall, he felt more comfortable.
"So I have
a fan 'eh?" He asked.
a fan, but your biggest fan, if I don't say so myself." Nurse Jamie said,
"Isn't that right Aubrey?"
Aubrey just nodded
her head. JC sat down in a chair across the room. "I'll leave you two to
get aquatinted." Nurse Jamie said and left the room.
After a moment
of silence Aubrey spoke up for the first time, "Where's everyone else?"
JC looked up, "They're
out and about." He paused, "You have a very pretty name, Aubrey."
She blushed, and
picked at the blanket, "Thanks. So do you Josh."
to." He said, and stood back up. JC walked over to her bed, and sat down
on the edge, "So . . ."
She asked. Aubrey looked up at him and smiled. "I never thought I'd live
to meet you."
JC looked at her
shocked. "Why do you say that?" He asked curiously. He'd never had
anyone say THAT to him before.
of what I'm going through. I don't have much longer." Aubrey said.
JC sighed. How anyone could say a thing like that disturbed him.
sign my poster?" Aubrey asked. She looked at him with pleading eyes.
"If you give
me that look of course I will." JC said. He smiled hearing her giggle.
JC got up and pulled a sharpie out of his back pocket. "Now what should
works for me." Aubrey said.
I'd like to write you a message. Give me a minute or two." He chewed on
the end nervously. After two minutes if thinking he wrote: 'Fans like you are
why we stay in this business. Your the inspiration. Aubrey you have a beautiful
smile, and it'll always be in my mind. Stay sweet, God is always with you. Love
always, JC Chasez.'
JC put the cap
back on the marker, and stuffed it back in his pocket. "All done."
read it for me?" Aubrey asked.
sweetie." JC said. He read it for her. Aubrey listened with intent ears,
she tried to hold back tears, but they came anyway.
JC walked over to her bed, and gave her a hug. "Thank you so much, Josh."
"You are welcome,
and I meant everything I wrote." JC smiled at her sincerely. He sat back
down on the edge of the bed.
pray with me?" Aubrey asked. She wiped her face off and smiled.
JC said. He took her hand in his, and listened to her prayer, word for word.
"God. I want
to thank you my life, friends, and family. The situation you've put me in is
your plan for me, and I will follow it till the end. Thank you so much for bringing
Josh here today. It means the world to me. Bless him, and his family and friends.
May they live in all the love they need and have long happy lives. Lord please
help me on my journey, and show me the way when it's over. I want to be with
you in your kingdom forever, thanks again for having Josh here with me. AMEN."
JC looked down
at her face, she was crying again. He said a silent prayer to himself, "Lord
hear her prayer, and make her wishes true. Thank you for bringing me here today,
it's taught me a lot. Bless Aubrey. Lord bring her peace. AMEN."
Aubrey had put
her head on the pillow. JC felt a wave of calming peace come through the room.
He knew Aubrey was in a better place, and her time here was over. He let go
of her hand, and stood up. Bending over, JC placed a light kiss on her forehead.
A silent tear fell down his cheek, as he left the room to let the nurse know
Aubrey had gone to a better place.
JC knew she was in a better place, and that he had a Guardian Angel watching over him for as long as he lived.