Thoughts of you drift through my mind,
Like soft and fluffy dandelions;
The dreams I had for you, dear one,
Still warm my heart like the morning sun.
I’ll always wonder who you’d be
If you had lived with your Daddy and me.
A mother’s love never goes away
Even for one who lives far away.
I love you, and miss you, and always will
As I go through life on earth until;
One day when we meet on heavenly ground;
As we greet each other in Jesus’ presence
We’ll live forever in our home in heaven.
Then all the pain and all the sorrow
I’ve carried in my heart of hearts
Will be completely wiped away
And we’ll live together for eternity.
And the time that we have been apart
Since the day you were born and departed
Will seem like just a very short time
And the joy we’ll share will be sublime.
For Rachel; our lamb
who went to Jesus’s fold early.
by Cynthia A. Pye
Rachel was still born March 24, 1989. We knew that was a possibility for about the last couple of months of my pregnancy. I have believed Heaven existed since before I can remember, but her going there made Heaven tangible to me. It became more real than I could have known, and that has been a great comfort to me ever since then. I already had close family members who I knew were there, but there was something different about my child being there now. I wrestled with that question that was like a borderline I danced on while trying to understand the truth of where she is now, and wanting the honest truth; not just tradition handed down to me by loving family and friends. I did my research and prayed a lot, and found the truth. This truth was and continues to be my rock. It is based on the Truth, and my Rock, which is Jesus. It took a process of time for me to “know in my knower” at my very core that Rachel is there with our Savior, Jesus.
Jesus demonstrated a special love for children. He stressed in Luke 18:16, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” and Jesus also said in Mark 10:15 ” Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all.” Jesus had so many examples using the word children. They, and their general innocence of nature are dear to Him. I prayed and prayed for God to give me peace about where Rachel is, and just as important, I wanted to know the real truth about where she is. I didn’t want to hang on to false hope, but I wanted my hope to be reality. I know for a fact that I’ll see Rachel in Heaven one day. I’ll see her as well as the other three babies who beat us to Heaven, including our daughter, Elizabeth’s twin. I don’t know how much we’ll be loving on our babies, because I do know I’ll be worshiping the One who loved me enough to pay for my sins and conquer death so I can spend eternity with Him. I just know that everything will definitely be not just OK, but too awesome for words.
I truly hope that you have the Hope in your heart that I have in my heart. If you don’t, please talk to someone you trust. If you don’t know someone to talk to about knowing Jesus, you can go to my “How to Ask Jesus Into Your Heart” page,” or just message me in comments to this post. It’s not hard, and I do want to see you in Heaven one day if I never meet you here on earth.
Have a very blessed Easter season,
and Be blessed my friends.