SGM Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza Day Two: Heaven

I love to think of what my loved ones may be doing in heaven. The hope of heaven is what makes living amidst the brokenness of earth bearable. We have that hope because Jesus came for us…and we celebrate the gift that He came each Christmas. No matter the broken. No matter the pain.
He came, bringing promise of no more tears.
A promise to make all things new.
A promise of beauty for ashes.
A promise in Isaiah 61 to comfort those who mourn.
He came bringing a thrill of hope.
And, one day…all that lays in ruins will be rebuilt…
Because He came.

DSC_3017

DSC_3018

Today’s giveaway considers the thought that our loved ones are looking down from heaven. I always think they get to see the good stuff from heaven, and the bible speaks of them cheering us on. I think my mother is especially near at Christmas-time. She loved to decorate and give gifts, spreading the beauty created from her heart and hands wherever she went. I’m sure she is soaking in joyous moments with her grandbabies, and her father. Faith and Grace surely have the prettiest Christmas dresses. They are perpetually 5-8 in my mind (even though they would now be 20 years old)…with long flowing chestnut waves and sparkling brown eyes. Thomas is wearing a light blue Christmas suit, age 3-4 in my mama-heart (18 in earthly years), wisdom gleaming in the eyes that mirror his father and brothers. I remember my other grandparents and wonder how they spend their days in eternity as well. Some sweet day, we will be reunited again.

To enter today’s giveaway, please comment on this post, sharing what you believe your loved one is doing in heaven.

Comments

  1. I picture my daughter, Faith in heaven running around barefoot. She is playing with other kids her age. Probably playing with dolls and having a tea party.

  2. Jennifer Frey says:

    I believe my daughter is in Heaven with long golden-brown hair happy and giggling. I believe she is playing up there wit my older sister and my mother who are also in Heaven. I wish I could see it!

  3. My daughter Hannah is celebrating her birthday with all the angel babies I have had the pleasure of knowing through their amazing Mamas.

  4. I see Arabella as a beautiful little girl playing with all her Angel baby friends. Im sure she looks just like her sisters.

  5. Kristi Bodey says:

    A big Christmas feast with all my loved ones taking turns bouncing Jordan on their knees! Laughing and rejoicing and having a good old time! :)

  6. Jennifer Watkins says:

    I know Angel and Hope are in the arms of my husband and I’s moms.

  7. I imagine Noah, now age 6, playing with all the babies/kids of the mommas I have gotten to know through this journey. He is probably a tiny kiddo like his siblings and full of life. I can not wait to have him run into my arms when I reach Heaven!

  8. Shannon Sasseville says:

    I hope my babies are spending their days in Jesus’arms and at his feet.Damcing on the streets of gold and swimming in the river of life.

  9. I picture Colten in Heaven being loved and spoiled by his Grandpa and Uncle, and all of his family members that went before him. I picture his bright blue eyes that I never got to see; but I know they are the prettiest shade of blue. I picture him smiling and cooing as he looks down on our family. He is now 3 months old and this will be his 1st Christmas <3

  10. Dawn shugert says:

    I think I will always think of Eli as 2. I picture his beautiful smile and laughter as he runs and plays. As he did here on earth. I can see him running to his great grandma’s and hugging them and spreading such beautiful joy and love. He was such a beautiful soul on earth I know he is an even brighter soul in heaven

  11. Kirsten OLeary says:

    I picture my little ones brightly smiling and laughing with a belly laugh and pure joy that we can’t even imagine here on earth, and spinning around in unsteady toddler-like dance-circles, so proud of theirselves -like nobody is watching except Jesus himself.

  12. renee suydam says:

    I believe that zahirah is in my mommas arms. And she is with all her siblings (all 6 of them) that we never had the chance to meet! And hopefully they all know just how much each and everyone of them are missed and loved and yeah and there uncle tj is prolly loading the up with my dew

  13. I know Ella is up there pointing logan and i out to all the other babies saying there’s my mom and dad. Shes cheering for us as we get ready to take on new challenges. I know shes up there making sure mommy is okay and is by my side at everything I do. I also believe she’s up there with all of logans and I’s family members having a great time.

  14. Kerri Schlater says:

    I think Gracelyn is in Heaven playing will all the other babies and walking and talking with Jesus and enjoying the beautiful streets of Gold

  15. Rachael Monday says:

    I think Levi is in heaven playing with all the other little ones and peeking down on us wondering why he cant play with his sisters also and why he cant help daddy work on a vehicle. He will be 8 yrs old in February and I miss him and wonder why I cant hold him and cuddle him.

  16. GirlMamaX5 says:

    I picture my Mikayla and Selah as toddlers with big brown eyes and a head full of curls. I like to imagine my Grammy and Granddad rocking them and bouncing them on their knees, my Great-aunt Bobby imparting wisdom, and my sister’s babies, Caris and Elijah toddling along with them.

  17. Melanie Cameron says:

    I’m sure that my grandpa is singing and rocking my baby to sleep every night.

  18. SARITA BOYETTE says:

    I picture 42 year old Meredith as a baby still, in her beautiful white dress and wrapped in her soft pink shawl, things that we buried her in. I also think of her being cared for by her grandparents who have already gone on to Glory.

  19. Mary Meyer says:

    I have always thought that my little ones are up in heaven having fun with my mom and now their aunt. My mom passed away before she was able to meet any of her grandkids, so I believe that she was blessed to take care of my three that I lost here on earth. And when my sister past away, just this year, it comforts me that she gets to be their awesome aunt in heaven just as she was here on earth to my earthly kiddos.

    • Wow! I’m so sorry for all of your losses!! I love ❤️ how positive you are! Your comment about your mom being there to meet your angel babies was so comforting! Then, when you said you lost your sister recently too…it made me want to cry! But, again, you put a positive spin on it! You said that she knew your babies on Earth and now she will be reuniting with them in Heaven! You must be the strongest person ever! I’m sure you have rough days too, but I need to think more like you! I lost my mom when I was 37. I’m still trying to deal with it! She was sick for a long time but, the day it happened was so out of the blue! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I admire how you are dealing with this tragedy!

  20. Becky Pyle says:

    Playing in the snow with his great grandparents

  21. Talia Hammer says:

    I picture my daughter, Faith, in heaven learning how to golf with her great-grandpa.

  22. I imagine our babies dancing and riding little bikes through streets of gold laughing and full of joy.

  23. Laurie Walter says:

    I am not a parent. My friend Geneva, she is my mom’s age – mid 70′s, is. She said goodbye to John Merlin over 50 years ago. She still grieves his loss. I know he has been watching over his mom and dancing with angels all these years. He welcomed his father with open arms when it was time. He watched his siblings grow. He sat in the corner of the churches as each one of his siblings got married. He was there for the birth of each niece and nephew., and he welcomed two home to join him. He hoped that his brother would heal from the loss. He joined in the games of the other baby angels and danced in the waters of the heavenly seas. Most importantly he feels the love of his family and their friends, even these many years later.

  24. I see my mom up in Heaven playing the piano and singing! Before her rheumatoid arthritis and pulmonary fibrosis got so bad, she was always playing the piano and singing! My mom would wake us up in the morning by playing the piano…it would be a nice song like Claire de Lune BUT when we wouldn’t get up, she’d start playing the Revelry song that wakes the soldiers! Lol! She also loved to put on her tube tops and shorts and…as she called it..play in the dirt during the summer! She’d spend the whole day out there! She loved to plant flowers

Leave a Comment

*