An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Some stories believe you are granted happiness and eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.
A few weeks ago my sons wife, Lisa, showed up to sunday dinner with a large stack of square paper. She patiently sat at the dining room table folding the paper and soon she was holding a paper crane. I had seen these cranes several times but never knew what they were for of what they meant.
She told us that her cute Aunt Liz, who we all know,
had received some bad news. Her cancer had returned with vengeance.
Lisa wanted to something for her aunt but wasn't sure what to do.
She decided to fold cranes, 1000 of them!
She enlisted help from others in her family and was soon teaching all of the children and a few adults how to fold a crane as well.
Finally...They are finished
The cranes were delivered and now hang in remembrance of
all those who are thinking of and praying for Aunt Liz.