As I join the world in trying to make heads or tails of the fact that the United States has more school shootings than any other country in the world, I was given the direction to “Define Heaven”. Our children are Heaven. They hold the future in their hands, and must be kept safe.
Heaven is where you are.
Your life is Heaven.
Heaven is you, safe.
It is the sound of your laughter, your giggles, your cries; your button nose, and the coils that are like silk to my fingers.
Heaven is in your tiny hands and feet, which wont be so tiny anymore, but which will still be Heaven.
It is being with you, no matter what we are doing.
It is being with you after we have been apart.
It is the sun and the stars and the moon that you love so much, whose distance wont touch how much I love you.
Heaven is in your voice, as you tell me so tenderly that you love your family.
It is in the way you wrap your arms around my neck and bury your face to be as close as you can.
It is in the way that you let music take you and you move me to dance with you.
Heaven is watching you grow & change at a rate that makes my head spin.
It is seeing how compassionate you are, and what a good friend you are.
Even though you are so beautifully small, Heaven also makes you mighty.
Your presence here has already made the world better.
You remind me that Heaven is right here, working through you, my child.
You remind me that I live to make sure it stays that way.
You remind me that, as I hold the gift of being your mother,
I am gifted with the responsibility to join all other Heaven-holders to protect Heaven.
I struggled to read everything because I was already crying at the first five lines. Thank you for your words. I always learn something new about you and about myself when I read it so thank you 😊
Thank YOU! It was a beautiful prompt ❤️
Beautifully said and a beautiful little girl you have as well
Thank you so much!
I shouldn’t have tried to read this at work! Haha. Your daughter is adorable!
Aww! Thank you so much!
So beautiful. This reminds me of the movie What Dreams May Come, with Robin Williams. Such tragedy in their family, but the found their heaven, and this post is like what the movie describes. Love this so much! <3
What a beautiful comparison. Thank you! I love that movie.. thank for that reminder.
I love this so much!! It’s so heartfelt and written in a way we can all relate, whether we are a parent or not. It even evokes the nurturing of the inner-child in each of us. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
Thank you so much! 💞
Yes it is our responsibility to safeguard the children because they are our future. Very good post!
Thank you so much! Please subscribe. More on how we can do this from the kids themselves 💞