Thursday, December 17, 2015
"...but can you imagine what Heaven is like on Christmas!"
Rowan and I delivered some goodies to the nurses and staff at Methodist Children's Hospital this week. They can always use some chocolate, right?
Well, when we came off of the elevator on the 3rd floor, Rowan's eyes immediately turned to the left. He knew right where we were, by the hospital's Memory Tree. He asked me to push him over to the tree, and as always, his eyes sought out Chrissie's memory leaf.
He smiled sweetly, blew it a kiss and reached out to touch it...as he has done for the past 6 years, every time he passes by this wall.
As we started to walk away though he said "Stop Mom. I want to say a prayer." And he did, right there in the middle of the hallway.
He prayed for Chrissie's family and for the families of everyone who had lost children, asking God to please heal their hearts and let them have good memories on Christmas, not sadness. Then he told me: "I wish everybody had their whole families here still for Christmas...but can you imagine what Heaven is like on Christmas!" Then his eyes just sparkled as he smiled and said, "Christmas with Jesus...". You could almost see the thought bubble above his head as he imagined it.
Praying for each of you who have lost loved ones, especially now during the holidays. May your thoughts be filled with precious joyful memories, and may you try to imagine what a beautiful time they will be having in Heaven on Christmas...spending Christmas with Jesus:)