Monday, March 12, 2012

A Glimpse Into Heaven

In February my family suffered a huge loss.
We were witness to a Glimpse into Heaven...
... one that we were not ready for.

I'm just now mustering up the courage to write about it.
So, you'll have to forgive me if I'm not ready to discuss the details of what's happened here yet.
My immediate family is extremely private.
We've chosen not to talk about this lose on facebook and the likewise.
In fact, only my closest circle of friends know about this loss.
So, should you wish to leave your thoughts or condolences, please feel free to do so on this blog post.


I'm not sure how anyone deals with the loss of a loved one.
I think the only way to get through this time is to turn yourself over to Heavenly Father and ask for help. To lean on those around you. Take time to strengthen those relationships which we still have on Earth and try to learn more about those who have passed on and are angels in Heaven.  Seek His Spirit - and then try to listen.

I am grateful to know our Heavenly Father's eternal plan.
I know we will all live together one day again, and that my FAMILY IS FOREVER..
That knowledge is peaceful to me.
It gets me through the tough days. (and there are many)
(photo of the podium at the service)

Here is a poem I asked my husband to read at the Memorial Service.
I think it's beautifully written. Seek now to find Christ in your life so that you too can have peace when times are difficult and we are separated "for a time" from those that we love.

Please take a moment to read through the poem and watch the video at the end of this passage.
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If You Could See Where I Have Gone

If you could see where I have gone, the beauty of this place
And how it feels to know you're home to see the Savior's face.
To wake in peace and know no fear, just joy beyond compare,
While still on earth you miss me yet, you wouldn't want me there
If you could see where I have gone.

If you could see where I have gone, had made the trip with me,
You'd know I didn't go alone, the Savior came with me,
When I awoke, He was by my side, and reached down His hand.
Said, "Hurry, you're going home to a grand and glorious land."
Don't worry over those you love, for I'm not just with you,
And don't you know when you're with me, they'll long to be here, too?"

If you could see where I have gone, and see what I've been shown.
You'd never know another fear, or ever feel alone.
You'd marvel at the grace of God, his hand on every life,
And realize He really cares, and bears with us each strife,
And that he weeps when one is lost, his heart is filled with pain.
But Oh the joy when one comes home, a child at home again.

If you could see where I have gone, could stay awhile with me
Could share the things that God has made to grace eternity.
You would never, ever leave once heaven's joy you'd known,
You couldn't bear to walk earth's paths once heaven was your home.
If you could see where I have gone.

If you could see where I have gone, you'd know we'll meet someday.
And though I'm parted from you now, I am just away.
And now that I'm home with Him, secure in every way,
I'm waiting here at heaven's door to greet you some sweet day.


 (Photo of Christ that I brought for the service. This is from Deseret Book if you are interested in finding one for yourself)

Thank you for those of you who know my family who have prayed and are still praying for us.
We appreciate your support during this time. 

For more information about what I BELIEVE, 
Please watch this video:


3 comments:

Jenna

Amy, I am so sorry. Hugs to you and your family.

Lisa Weidknecht

Praying for God to surround you with his love and peace.

Jessica

Hi, Amy! First of all I am not a Mormon, but I am a Christian...either way I am not putting down either of our faith...after all I am not one to judge. I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I understand loss all too well!! My dad died last August and you are right...time helps you to learn to live with the pain...I have never, ever gotten over my dad...there are days I still find myself in tears and I am still deeply hurt and for the longest time there was a change in my attitude and to be honest I think it changed me as a person and the way that I look at things (it didnt change my faith, if anything, it made it stronger), but as time goes on I am getting used to not having my dad as a part of this life on earth any longer, but it does still hurt. You are in my prayers.

I think that this is my first visit to your blog, I welcome you to come by my blog http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com and say hello and become a follower if you'd like, if you aren't one already.

Have a blessed day! :)