Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Until Heaven...

When I, a Catholic blogger and mother, decided to begin this ministry and blog, I kept trying to find the perfect title.  Who would've thought that it would be the faith of my muslim friends that would capture my message?

 In the Islamic faith,  when a woman suffers a miscarriage, still birth, or loses a child it is believed that on the Day of Judgment that same child testifies to God, holds your hands, and walks you into Heaven, personally.  Women who have suffered such a loss are therefore destined for Paradise.

I read that one day on my local support group's Facebook page and tears fell down my face and hope grew inside of me in a way I haven't experienced since losing my sons.  Heaven...that's where I will meet my boys, Jackson and Benjamin, again.  Although Catholicism and the Muslim faith don't share all the same theology, I believe that if my boys aren't there to greet me when I hopefully obtain heaven, they will meet me just inside those pearly gates and run into my arms.   So when I thought of starting this ministry, that is the vision that stayed with me.

Heaven. Heaven is where I will once again meet my heavenly sons.  And so we wait until heaven.

I pray that this blog touches your hearts and souls.  I pray that if you are grieving the loss of a child, if your arms are empty and aching, that you find hope in your day.  I pray specifically for those of you who wait upon not only heaven, but pray for the courage and strength to once again conceive another child.  I pray that those of you who have earthly children, continue to find the joy in their lives and all the while mourning that child's loss of a sibling and friend.

My friends....I pray for you...and walk with you....Until heaven....

4 comments:

  1. Beautifully written! I know you will be an encouragement and blessing to many.

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    1. Thank you, with God's blessing I hope.

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  2. When my mom had a stillborn son 33 years ago, there was no where for her to turn for support. God Bless you for sharing your story for others so that woman that experience a loss have a feeling of support and for those that have not experienced such a loss, so that they can hold their children dear to their hearts. I know that your boys are smiling down on you for sharing their memory with all.

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    1. Yes, infant loss is such a taboo subject, and 30 years ago, it was even more so. Thank you for your kind words.

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