Do you know what happened that afternoon in the snow? Johan asks his wife Janita in a concerned tone. Unfortunately, Janita has to answer in the negative. So Johan starts to catch her up.
Johan is struggling to continue his story. It is not easy for him to see his wife lying here and tell her what he saw happening before his eyes. But he guts himself and bites through the sour apple.
“... and then you lay there on the ground, struggling. Only the floundering was short-lived. After a few seconds, you stayed dead still in the snow. Slipped over exactly that one slippery spot in the whole area.”
Johan stays at Janita's bed for a while. He's thinking about how to deal with this hitch. As a child he sang along with the song to his heart's content On mountains and in valleys . But now that song gets a very personal twist. And that's not something that makes him happy. After all, his whole holiday threatens to fall into the water.
Johan begins to doubt everything he has believed in all his life. And Janita is just sleeping and unreachable for him. He doesn't dare face it, but his wife has been motionless in bed for two days now. This is a real valley in his life. He's even feeling now. deceived by God. After all, God had made it very personal to him that Janita would be his wife for life. And now all that seems to be quatsch ! Johan is bummed like a plug.
He's only looking at his wife one more time. And suddenly creeps up on him the thought ' I want to die! '. He scares himself, but at first manages to recover. However, this is not long-lasting. That night, he decides to stop eating. Which, in fact, he also gives up the care of Janita.
Since there is no one around them these days, they both weaken at a rapid pace. Their lives are relentlessly heading towards inevitable death. An almost inhumane scenario.
Could this have happened true? Or would Johan come to his mind in time and seek his help from the Only one who can provide that help?