View Full Version : ~ Children In Heaven ~ 2 Cor 1:3-4
April 10th, 2008, 08:23 PM
praying for you all....soon brothers and sisters, soon we shall all be together forever with our loved ones!
April 11th, 2008, 09:02 AM
April 11th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Hello Everyone, I am so glad I started this post so I could hear about your precious children. Isn't it wonderful to know that our children are in Heaven and will be waiting for us when we arrive. I know how much my precious Sarah loved me and I know that she is waiting for that day. I can just hear her say "Oh mom what happened to you". Well in the 11 years I am a lot grayer and more round:aha
I have found peace knowing that my God is sovereign. Sarah's murder was no surprise to God. Did he cause it, no, but he did allow it. I don't know for what reason, but I rest in knowing that I don't have to know. Because I trust Him, I trusted Him then and even more so now. My life belongs to him and I thank him for every moment he gives me.
I am blessed with 3 beautiful granddaugthers, the oldest looks just like Sarah. So I tell people God gave me 3 or 1:) I miss Sarah, some days what I wouldn't give for just one more hug, one more kiss, once more to hear "I love you". But you know I will see Sarah again and the next time it is FOREVER!!!:wave
April 12th, 2008, 09:21 AM
some days what I wouldn't give for just one more hug, one more kiss, once more to hear "I love you".
I know what you mean. I don't have many videos of Amanda, mostly little clips that my daugther Rachel caught with her digital camera last year. I watch them and listen to her voice. Do dreams come eventually? I ask God for pleasant dreams of her but I have only had three in the past 8 months. I can hug her again in my dreams, if they would only come. sigh.
April 12th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Tell us how they made you laugh or the joy that they brought to your lives. Please share.
Thank you for the chance to talk a little about my Angie. As the years pass the chances get fewer.
Angie was "all girl". No tomboy stuff here. She loved dresses with frills, shiny shoes, and buttons and bows. She hardly ever got dirty. She loved Barbie and beautiful clothes to dress her in. Her favorite movies were Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.
Angie loved to play with a cassette recorder. She taped herself playing with her toys and sometimes with her friends. She also loved her cats. She would get angry with them at times for messing up her stuff and I would hear her scold them.
In spite of her illness, Angie was joyful and delightful, she loved life and enjoyed it, "in the moment". She giggled and laughed a lot.
It was so hard not to spoil her and I did my best not to. Since it was possible that she would live a long life, I was afraid of making that mistake.
Angie loved Jesus. I began teaching her about Jesus from the time she was born. We would sit together and read all kinds of books together, including bible stories.
When Angie had art projects, her themes were always sunshine, rainbows and happy faces. She would make notes on her drawings that said she loved Mom, Dad, and Jesus. She would draw a cross by Jesus' name. Needless to say these are my prized possessions.
Sometimes I think, no wonder Jesus took her home, he must have missed her terribly. I know now, something of how he must have felt.
April 13th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Once upon a time there came into the world a beautiful 9 pound 2 ounce 22 inch long bundle of joy. He had the most unusual beautiful blond hair that looked highligted with gold. He had blue eyes. The only one out of three I had naturally. "OUCH" I was begging for pain meds... thought I was going to die. He was in distress (and by this time SO WAS I) they refused to give me anything. But I do remember the kindest eyes of a nurse behind her mask. I had fear in mine.
He was having trouble coming into the world... I pushed and pushed... he came and his shoulders looked like they belonged on a football player.
He swallowed a lot of fluid on his travel into the world so they put him in the intensive care unit for obs and to get the fluid out. He looked HUGE next to the premies. One person even asked "how long has that baby been in here"..... LOL
He was okay. He looked a little disgruntled and I guess he was, it was a hard trip for the little guy. He wanted to be held a lot. He had the LOUDEST cry, not like a newborn.... so he got held a LOT.
There were 10 years between he and his older brother. I think older brother got a little jealous at first. No... a lot jealous. A lot of changes for an only child. We had moved and now a new baby. We didn't move far.. still in the same neighborhood but still a change for Jimmy.
Josh grew to be the apple of everyone's eye. Two years later his little sister came along. I loved being pregnant with all three of my babies. I always had easy pregnancies. Josh was the hardest because he was two weeks late and I was huge. Felt like I had rode a wooden horse near the end of it. His head must have been right there - ready... but he was stubborn. Didn't want to leave the safety of mommy's belly. (today they wouldn't let you go that long over... they would induce)
His dad and I divorced when he was about 3 years old. We had separated two or three times before that. Josh never had a relationship with his dad and was pretty bitter toward him. Angry and sad toward him. Didn't understand why he didn't show an interest in him.
His dad is a strange man.... not a bad man... just a strange one. Self pity all the time. "poor me" syndrome. You either really liked him or you couldn't stand him. But he did his kids wrong. Only his oldest has anything to do with him... and she is just sweet.. and forgiving. Josh had two sisters by his dad's first marriage. A brother and sister by me.
Jodi has gotten very close with her sisters since Josh died. He brought the siblings from his dad closer together. Josh was getting close to them before he left us. His older two sisters took him out on his 21st birthday. Jimmy showed up there, Jodi was to young to go. When Josh saw Jimmy he thought I sent Jimmy after him to bring him home.... hehehehe.... at 21 years old he still thought mom was the boss. He knew I worred about him drinking and being out.
I wish I had sent Jimmy to get him just a few weeks later. He never came home to me.
Jimmy was the best to both Josh and Jodi..... they really looked up to their big brother. Josh's last Thanksgiving was spent talking a lot with his big brother... he talked about it for weeks.
He wasn't in a hurrry to come into this world but left it way too early.... hard entry... hard exit. But safe with God now. He had a loud cry as a baby and now a loud cry praising the Lord.
I miss him.
Joshua Paul Cope
passenger single car accident/drunk driver
April 13th, 2008, 01:26 AM
:hug I'm so sorry, manytears. So very, very sorry.:hug
I see how much you miss your dear Josh. May Jesus comfort you now, and may you have comfort knowing that he is safe in God's arms.
What a joyous day it will be when we all see our loved ones again. :hug
April 13th, 2008, 02:09 AM
Though as yet, I've not lost a child or grandchild in death, I still know that death creates a terrible grief which I've experienced due to other family losses. Indeed it does help to talk to others about the one you loved so much who has 'gone on ahead'. It seems to shorten the waiting time until we see them again. :)
All of us in the RR family would like to get to know the dear children of our fellow members that have gone to live in the arms of our precious Savior. A book by John MacArthur, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" comes highly recommended by parents who've experienced the death of their child. Perhaps it would be helpful to someone who posts in this thread.
Blessings to all of you who decide to share with us the precious memories of the one whose memory you hold so dear in your heart. :hug
:praying for everyone.
April 13th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Manytears that was beuutiful thank you for sharing.
Sarah was a tomboy. I couldn't get her to play dolls, but put a ball glove in her hand and she was at home. A wonderful 1st baseman. I am very short, Sarah is 5'10, towered over her mom. She was the middle child, struck between two brothers who adore her. She was the little girl I prayed for.
She never met a stranger and always had a smile on her face. She was a pure joy here on earth and I can only imagine how she is in Heaven. She was so excited when she learn to drive. She had saved money working and had her own car for 2 1/2 weeks before being killed. As I look back I am so happy she had that brief experience. I can still remember how she loved that car. We were mother and daugther, but we were also friends. I miss her so much.... but I know I will see that sweet child again. Praise our loving God for sending his son Jesus so I could see my Sarah again. I can NEVER thank my Father enough for loving me so much.:hug
April 13th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Oh, ManyTears, thank you so much for sharing about your precious son, Josh. You were such a comfort to me when I first came to Rapture Ready. The Bible says we are able to comfort others through the experiences of our own sufferings, and you are certainly faithful about doing that dear sister.:hug
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