Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Heaven is for Real" {My thoughts about this book}

First of all, I am a believer and follower of Christ and know that someday I will see this glorious place. I downloaded this book to my Kindle yesterday in hopes that I would find time to read it soon. Since I was a little under the weather today, I decided that I would rest and start this book that I have heard so much about. I first heard about it on KLOVE, my favorite radio station. The host talked about the descriptive stories that the book told through the eyes of a little boy.

I could not put this book down until I finished it! I starting reading this morning and just now finished...I do have to say, I think this is the first time I have ever started and finished a book within a day's time. The book gave me a lot to think about and, at times, brought tears to my eyes. I think everyone would enjoy this book and the story it tells.

I was touched by one part of this book that told of Colton, the little boy, telling his mommy that he met his other sister in heaven. After questioning her son and herself, she realized she had never told her 4 year-old of her miscarriage due to this topic being inappropriate for a boy of his age. She questioned him and prodded for more information when the boy told her that the girl came to him in heaven and said that she was his sister. She told him that she had died in his mommy's tummy and that God had adopted her. Colton confirmed to his parents that she didn't have a name because they had not named her yet. His parents said this was true because when the miscarriage happened, it was too early to know the gender of the baby. The girl also told Colton that she couldn't wait for their parents to get to heaven!

I stopped several times when reading this particular chapter and thought about mine and Clay's personal story of losing a baby. After my miscarriage, I felt a tremendous pain of guilt and grief that was so hard to express to anyone at the time. God helped me make peace with this loss and we (Clay & I) felt comforted that one day we will meet our child in heaven. Since our latest pregnancy, I have pushed back all of these feelings and found joy in welcoming our baby in October. After reading this book, all of the emotions came back. I smiled when I read the part about God adopting the little girl. I'm sure about the fact that God has adopted our baby and I can't wait to see what he/she looks like someday.

My faith is strong and I have a relationship with the Lord. This story touched me in numerous ways and that's why I thought it was perfect for this blog.

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