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Jotting Judi - Buggies and Bridges

Posted by: tdt -

I rose early wanting to enjoy as much of the day as possible taking in all the sights and sounds during my short visit to Lancaster county, PA.  The rain had stopped and the rolling pasture land around the house was a lush green that only the Master Creator could have painted.  The peace was indescribable.  With all of this beauty around me, I marveled at the Scripture that says, “No eye has seen…no mind conceived…what God has prepared for them that love Him.” (I Cor. 2:9) How beautiful heaven must be!
Zach came from college in Philadelphia for the day to “show me around.” Our adventure included a covered bridge not far from the house. Zach knew exactly where it was and we started out. As we traveled we encountered many buggies along the road. At first they all looked alike. But, upon further examination there were details that set some apart from others.  
As we rounded a bend in the road we spotted a buggy with a homemade platform perched on the back. It carried a precious cargo; a child’s wheelchair.  Inside the buggy, peeking out the back, waving to us were two small Amish children.  It really tugged at my heart as I wondered which of them needed the chair.
Further on we encountered a buggy coming toward us.  For me, it was a first-of-its-kind to see.  It was much wider and bigger and was pulled by two horses. (Guess it was a two horse power buggy!) The larger buggy was needed to accommodate the number of children occupying the seats. Perhaps it was their version of a school bus!
(Column reprinted from June, 2012.)
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