Reflections on a Road Called Grief ~ Part 1
When a parent dies, you lose your past; when a child dies, you lose your future. - Anonymous
- Gabriel's Memorial Website
Please visit and light a candle in his memory.
Today, July 9th, 2008 is the first anniversary of my precious grandson, Gabriel James' home-going. At the young and tender age of eight, Gabriel abruptly left this earthly life and entered into eternity.As I reflect on the past twelve months, I know heartache is ever present ...... I know as I pass through the remainder of my days, each season, each new year will hold ponderings about Gabriel and what his earthly life would have been like. Just seeing his best friend Luke two days ago, ( I had not seen him in a year) and noticing how tall Luke had grown brought images of a precious nine year old Gabriel.
~ Questions ~
Do children grow up or get older in Heaven or do we remain the same age as when we entered in?
Do our loved ones in heaven pray for us or is this earthly life erased from their recollection?