These picture depict how I envision heaven, surrounded by family, on a beach with an endless supply of pina colada’s 🙂
Yesterday we said goodbye to our Babba and paid our respects at her funeral, something we have been dreading for a long time now. I wish instead we were planning another family vacation like the one we took two years ago to Turks and Caicos, however someone bigger than us had a different plan.
I have a confession, I do not handle death well. I have been concerned about death since my first real experience with it when my very close friend died during childbirth. Since that tragic ending to a beautiful life, I have struggled as a mom knowing that one day I will leave my children, hopefully when I am 100 years old, at least that’s the plan right 🙂 and even then it makes me sad.
With all the hardship that has happened and we will continues to face with the loss of our Babba, I keep thinking and having to remind myself that this life is not the end, and that there has to be a Heaven! We were not sent here to make friendships, fall in love, bring children into this world to just one day leave it and forever break the hearts of those we leave behind.
My husband has had to reiterate the bigger eternal plan to me several times.
He broke it down to me like this
act 1: we are spirits that lived with God
act 2: we are born, get bodies, and die so our spirits go back to Heaven, while our mortal bodies stay on the earth
act 3: we resurrect our bodies to join our spirits and thus becoming immortal and eternal beings who live together as families
I like this plan, I like the way I feel when I am reminded of it. It makes me feel like I am being taken care of and that there is a grand purpose to this “act 2” we are in now.
I know our family will one day be reunited again and even though I am anxious about passing through to “act 3” I know she will be there waiting for our family someday with open arms.