I had a cool “God moment” this week that I wanted to share, hoping it will encourage any moms out there who have suffered a miscarriage. (Warning: This post has nothing to do with deals!)
The story begins about 6 months ago, when I was shopping at Borders. I actually won a $100 gift card from a giveaway over at Deal Seeking Mom. After I used it on a few Christmas presents, I decided to grab a book for myself. When I was browsing, I decided to get Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles: 101 True Stories of Healing, Faith, Divine Intervention, and Answered Prayers. I love hearing stories about miracles and supernatural events – it stirs up my faith and it is so encouraging hearing these testimonies. My husband and I from time to time read some of these together before bed – a nice way to fall asleep – reading how God moved for someone in a miraculous way.
One of the stories involves a mom who lost a baby soon after birth and how torn up she was. Later, her two-and-a-half year old nephew made a comment how he could see “the baby” in the room and kept telling her aunt that it was baby Kenny. The baby that she lost was named Kennedy. Her nephew was just a small baby himself when she was born, and didn’t even know about this cousin that he had never met. It is not like he made this up just to have his aunt feel better. She said she was forever grateful that God allowed her to “see” the miracle of angels through the eyes of a two-and-a-half-year old boy.
I remember reading this and thought how cool it would be to experience something like this. Before I had my daughter, I had two miscarraiges and have often thought about what my babies, that I never got to hold, are doing now up in heaven. So I remember offering up a simple prayer after I read this story that I’d love to hear from my babies in Heaven.
About a month ago, while at my friend’s hair salon, she was cutting my hair and telling me about a book that I had to read, titled Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. She just out of the blue told me about it and how I should read it. It is a story about a 3 year old boy who dies, goes to heaven, and comes back after God answers his parents prayers not to take him yet. This little boy gives astounding details, and knew things that there was no earthly way he would know, unless this happened to him.
I remember a little while later that I needed to just go to Amazon order it because I’m sure it was an interesting book. I never bought it though.
Then, just last week Sunday, a dear women at church came up to me with a present, and told me that it was a book that her and her daughters were enjoying reading. She just felt like God told her to give me a copy of the book.
When I opened it up, my jaw just dropped because it was “Heaven is for Real”! Well, since it was literally handed to me, it was clear that I was supposed to read it.
I just finished reading it yesterday, and I loved it! It is obviously cool just hearing this little boys experience seeing Jesus, and other loved ones in heaven. It is a book I highly recommend everyone to read! I think the best part for me though was that this little boy came back and said to his mom, “you had a baby die in your tummy, right?” This boy Colton, hugged his sister in heaven, and told his parents that she was doing great and that God had adopted her. His mom was shocked – she never told her son about the miscarriage. This was not something he could not have just made up. It was quite relieving to this mom to know her baby girl was in heaven, having a grand old time with Jesus, and that everything was ok.
Reading that chapter brought tears to my eyes, as I thought maybe I had to read this book so that I could know that I have two babies, smiling down at me in heaven. God answered my prayer by letting me know that they were happy as could be in heaven and that everything was ok.
Miscarraiges are horrible – and there are way too many moms out there who understand that pain. But hopefully this story can bring some encouragement, knowing that our babies are safe and sound in the best place they could possibly be!