Glimpse of Heaven
Updated: Jun 6, 2020
It was late in the morning. None of us had slept for days waiting to hear current updates on our mom. She was now in palliative care, awaiting hospice.
There were many moments that she would talk with us about her visions of heaven. Mom recognized some friends and family and children she had lost. She even recognized a child my sister had lost years ago.
I didn’t ask mom about the kids we lost, because honestly I was afraid she wouldn’t see them or it was a dumb question. I remember as I entered her room that morning, my dad was on her right side and my sister Lori came in behind me. As mom was speaking, I interrupted her because I finally realized it was important to know if our lost children were there, so I asked, “Mom, do you see our boys in heaven? Their names are William and Benjamin.” I will never forget her response. She straightened up in her bed, her eyes got big, and she said enthusiastically, “Oh do you mean, Will and Benji!” Now keep in mind, prior to this moment, Jared and I had never discussed the names we gave our unborn children after the miscarriages years ago. This overwhelming sense of joy came over me as if I was in the presence of the Lord Himself. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I then remembered we had lost two more children but had never given them proper names. Jared and I named them later that afternoon and were able to tell my mom the names before she passed away. She promised she would tell them when she got there.
Mom saw so many things in heaven and we had the honor of hearing it! One day I would like to include all of those visions in a book. Hearing this truly gave us great faith in knowing that heaven is real and waiting for us, for those who belong to Jesus.
1 Corinthians 2:9, (NIV) says, “However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—”
“But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.”
2 Peter 3:13 NIV
“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.”
Hebrews 13:14 NIV
For these words have been a comfort and continue to be as I draw closer to going home. I miss mom every day but satisfied in knowing she is being the grandma that’s additionally loved in heaven.
From a traveler just passing through....