My dream for a couple years has been to build a playground in his memory. I felt this was fitting because one night before Albert passed Will and I were asleep and Will tapped me and said Albert is gonna be okay I saw him swinging and he is older and he is fine. Will doesn't remember this so I am not sure I dreamed it or if he actually spoke to me. The second vision that came as him on a swing was a by someone given an assignment to write a paper based on the story 5 people you see in heaven. One of the people she met was a little boy about the age of 8 or 10. He was swinging and it turned out he was Albert. She talked to him about him dying as a baby and he talked about not really having an age in heaven (I am just going by memory on this-the document is on my old computer).
I thought at first it would be perfect to put a playground at a rest stop where kids could play and stretch as we travel to visit family. But the more we visited Ebenezer (where Albert is buried) the more I was being nudged that it needs to be there. At Albert's burial we had intended to get a picture with Will and I and our nieces and nephews on the steps of the church. It turned into every child at the funeral running to be in the photo so I just went with it. I was often brought back to this photo and knew God was trying to tell us something through it. Still not completely sure His whole story has been revealed but I am also posting a second photo taken this year of how many young people are being blessed by the Ebenezer church today.
As they run around after services I continually think they need a place to play. I am not sure the best way to get it rolling-I know little about fundraising, playground cost, etc. I had really hoped to have in in place for his 5th birthday. I had spoken to a couple people but felt pressed for time. This am I felt lead to get the fundraiser started and maybe it can be in place by his 6th birthday.
If anyone is great at getting things organized and helping this happen I would love a volunteer to help figure out cost, find a place to collect funds, or get it set up. I haven't even priced a playground set yet but they have some pretty awesome ones at the Kentucky Barn Store in Salvisa near the church.
This is list I cam up with:
Playground equipment and mulch(or something else) under it.
2 benches/picnic table
On steps of Ebenezer August 2010
On steps of Ebenezer Spring 2015