Thursday, September 10, 2009

Reuniting in Heaven



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This week, we are sharing what it will be like the day we are reunited with our precious babies in heaven.

What makes this road bearable for me is knowing that one day I will get to see my children in Heaven. It's a day I look forward to very much.

What do I imagine Heaven is like? Well, I know it is very beautiful and I envision the purest light ever radiating to every place-every nook and cranny. The streets of Heaven are lined with gold and precious jewels and stones are everywhere. It is warm and big, fluffy clouds surround everything. (Big, fluffy clouds may not even exist in Heaven but they sure do make me feel good. They remind me of things that are very soft.) There are buildings and mansions and many people. A heavenly tune floats through the air and songs of praise are sung.

I think that once you enter Heaven (of course I have no way of knowing this) you are greeted by people you love. They welcome you and hug you until you get accustomed to your new home and then they take you to meet Jesus. I am not sure of age in Heaven. I don't even have a guess as to how old people appear to be. I have a couple theories though. I think that either they look the age that you remember them or when they passed away or that everyone is at a same general age. I often think more of the latter. I have a hard time grasping little babies in Heaven because everyone in Heaven is worshiping and babies don't really do a lot of that.

I believe I will know my children instantly and they will know me. I imagine running into each other's arms and being filled with so much love and joy to see them and to know them as a mother should at last. There would be no sweeter words out of the mouth of my children than to hear them say "Mommy, I love you!"

I love you too.

14 comments:

Jodi Lansink said...

Ok...that brought me to tears....sounds beatiful and perfect, and can't wait to hear the words "mommy, I love you" from Jillian.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

So sweet. Enough to bring some tears today. Heaven is a magnificent place and I believe our loved ones will be greeting us too. With all types of loss, this is always a reason to be joyous - the day of reuniting.

Lindsay said...

You dont know me (I am a diaperswappers mom though and know your story I also have an april baby)...but this is so beautiful. Sounds like the perfect place to be :)

April said...

Oh Holly, that sounds so beautiful. I can imagine that you have thought about these moments of reuniting with Carleigh and everyone you may have lost... it certainly would make living out our lives here a bit more bearable (as you say).

lost--for--words said...

"What makes this road bearable for me is knowing that one day I will get to see my children in Heaven."
I very much admire your faith. It is not something I was brought up with and I never put much thought into Christianity. Since losing Freja, I have been really struggling. I see people all around me who find peace through their faith and I am so envious! I am really, really struggling with this and I really would like to believe that there is an afterlife instead of such a final ending, but I don't know how to make myself believe in something that is so uncertain. I just wish I could accept it like so many other people do and begin to allow faith to heal me too. ((hugs))

Just Breathe said...

It sounds perfect.

Danielle said...

You paint an amazing picture. Better than what I ever imagined. I want Wyatt to be in THAT heaven. Especially the part with all the fluffy clouds. I like fluffy too :)

(sigh) And what I wouldn't give to hear "I love you mommy" from Wyatt's mouth.

Thanks for such a lovely image before I head off to bed. :)

Once A Mother said...

thank you for posting the compassion link. I just sponsored a child and its because of you and that link and it feels wonderful :)

croleyc69 said...

So very sweet & sounds so perfect. I just can't wait to get to heaven & see them. Those words Mommy I Love You are so great. {{HUGS}}
Caroline

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

So beautiful, Holly...thank you for this. How I long for that day, sweet friend...

Love you...

stitchndeb said...

You've described a really beautiful Heaven! As for the end of your post, I cried because I long to hear those words too. Great journal! ~Debbie

Celia said...

I wonder the same thing about heaven all the time. Of course, right now I am questioning a lot of things concerning God but the one thing I'm SURE of is that there is heaven. Because I KNOW God would have a place where I can be reunited with Noah again.

Jennifer Ross said...

I also long to hear those powerful words... "Mommy,I love you!" What a glorious day that will be.

Waiting With You,
Jenny

Once A Mother said...

just beautiful, your vision of heaven does indeed bring comfort when thinking of where our babies are. Thank you so much for sharing something so personal and beautiful.

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