Many of you have asked how we’re doing, and to be honest, we’re doing alright. Don’t get me wrong, there are moments when I feel like my chest could cave in, but overall, I feel so blessed that God is reminding us that there are good times ahead. I’ve been thinking a lot about heaven lately and I find myself yearning for it more than ever.
Yesterday, I was listening to music while I was on the internet and I listened to “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me. I sobbed the entire time, but it was such a beautiful reminder of what lies ahead for all eternity. I will see Jesus face to face. I will hold Andrew again and get to spend all the time with him that I will miss out on now.
Someone from Kevin’s home church in Tupelo, MS sent us the most precious book titled “Mommy, Please Don’t Cry…There Are No Tears in Heaven.” It is such a sweet reminder of what my Andrew is experiencing up in heaven right now. Jesus is cradling him, he is romping around with all his friends, he is feeling no pain, experiencing no fear or darkness. Naturally, in my heart I wanted Andrew here with us for a long time, but I know in my head that being in heaven with Jesus is truly the best place he could be.
I plan to share more of Andrew’s life story tomorrow. I also plan to begin posting pictures very soon – it’s killing me that I don’t have any posted yet. Kevin said the scanner isn’t hooked up correctly to the laptop and he promises to help me with that tomorrow.