Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Treasure in Heaven

 

I have a special necklace that I wear almost every day. It is a cross necklace that Carleigh wore during her visitation and service. On the necklace I also have her baby ring and a pendant with her hand and footprints. This necklace is very special to me.

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About 2 weeks ago I noticed that the cross on the necklace was gone. I searched all around our house for it hoping that I would find it but I couldn’t. I’m pretty sure it may have come off while we went to a local museum and if that’s the case then it definitely is gone forever. At first, it upset me but after some time and a conversation with my aunt I’m feeling much better about it. First, because I’m pretty sure I can get the cross replaced and while it’s not the exact one that Carleigh wore at least a replica can be a reminder. Second, this small piece of jewelry is just a “thing”. My real treasure is not on this earth, but in Heaven.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  Matthew 6:19-20

I’m so glad that one of my most precious treasures (my children) is in a place that is safe and where nothing can be destroyed or lost. While the keepsakes I have on this earth of my daughter mean a lot to me, they will never compare to my treasure that is waiting for me up in Heaven.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I am new to your blog, but I can already tell your words, God's words, are going to lay on my heart. Thank you for sharing this. I too lost my Daniel necklace and cannot find it and while it makes me to sad to not have it near my heart, I can be assured, Daniel is still on my heart and my treasure lies in Heaven waiting for me.

Jennifer said...

So sorry Holly. It hurts to have things like that happen. It is almost like a punch you while your down type thing. You are right though, they are just things, albeit their things. We serve a mighty God who holds our children safely in his arms. I pray that your cross will be found. Love and hugs!

Betty said...

Holly, you never cease to be an inspiration to me. I'm sad to admit that if I had lost something like of Vanessa's it would have haunted me. Thank you for always being a reminder to me of what is important ....and to not be so earthly minded.

Caroline said...

So very true & I'm so sorry it got lost but One day you will have your children forever & that is the best.

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Mary said...

j'aime beaucoup cette façon de pensée, mais qui c'est, elle n'est peut être pas perdue pour toujours. Mon papa avait perdu son alliance à la ferme en rangeant la paille, je ne sais pas si vous connaissez le proverbe (chercher une aiguille dans une botte de paille)... je vous laisse deviner la suite

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm sorry you lost the cross but what you said is so true. Thank you for the reminder.

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