Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Our Loss...Heaven's Gain

Nettie B. Sutton

Our family has been rejoicing and yet extremely sad as we said goodbye to my sweet mother-in-law...Granny B. She lived to a ripe age of 91 years and left a long trail of great memories for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  We are all rejoicing that she is no longer suffering and would not ask for her to return from dancing the streets of gold in heaven.  However, we definitely have a void in our lives as we realize she is truly no longer here with us.

I honor you and thank you Granny B for your investment in my life and in the lives of my children.  You have left embedded memories for us to treasures till we join you in heaven.

"Aging is God's idea...It's one of the ways He keeps us headed homeward.  We can't change the process, but we can change our attitude... What if we looked at the aging body as we look at the growth of a tulip?  Do you ever see...gardeners weep as the bulb begins to weaken? Of course not...Tulip lovers rejoice the minute the bulb weakens.  'Watch that one,' they say. 'It's about to blossom.'

Could it be heaven does the same? The angels point to our bodies.  The more frail we become, the more excited they become. 'Watch that lady in the hospital,' they say. 'She's about to blossom.' 'Keep an eye on the fellow with the bad heart. He'll be coming home soon'. "

My dear mother-in-law told us she would be going home in two days.  Her frail body gave way to her new glorified body in heaven...two days later!  She was home.

by Traveling Light

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