We miss our son in so many ways...but we are thankful for the marvelous memories that we have and also for the gift of our one and only grandchild that came as a result of this union. Matthew's legacy lives on in his son and will continue on in the generations to come.
|Nicole, Matthew, and their son Noah, February, 2014|
Original Post 8/7/2014:
Not sure what to write today. It is the 21st wedding anniversary of my son Matthew and his wife Nicole.
Especially since my son joined my parents (his maternal grandparents), his paternal grandfather,
|1993: Wedding Rehearsal party, Matt greeting his|
Grandpa Mursch who just arrived. Looking on
is his Granddaddy Steiner and Nanny Steiner. I wonder
if this was how they greeted each other in heaven?
|Granddaddy Steiner, Grandma Mursch, and Grandpa Mursch (my parents),|
Who were all waiting for Matthew when he arrived in heaven.
|I wonder if Matthew is dancing with his Grandma on the streets of gold tonight?|
Regarding marriage in heaven, Jesus said, "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven." Matthew 22:30
This does not mean that people in heaven won't recognize or know their spouse or loved ones, but only that those relationships are no longer necessary in heaven. We will all be like the angels of God...everyone will love everyone equally is what that says to me. One very big family reunion!
The other day I was sitting on the sun porch, watching the birds in the back yard flitting to and fro, busily gathering seeds and flying back to their nests possibly to feed their young, and I was suddenly aware of the feeling that I was not alone.
I don't say this to give anyone the heebie-jeebies or make you think I'm weird. (You probably already do, so this will be no great revelation!) I was actually thinking of how much my parents would have enjoyed this home and the surroundings, and how pleased they would be to know that I had such a home to enjoy. They both had already passed on when we were able to buy this house...actually it is because of their gift to their children as our inheritance that we were able to even consider this place. But that is another story...and a miraculous one at that.
No, what I was thinking was that perhaps my parents and grandparents and all those before them could be smiling down upon this scene and rejoicing with us. That's when I remembered that they were actually sitting right behind me on the shelves, well, at least their pictures were, and it gave me such a feeling of peace. Hard to explain, but it was a good feeling, and I had to stop and give thanks for such wonderful parents and grandparents...all who set a godly example for me...and who loved all their children with such a tender sweetness.
- When you are feeling sad or lonely, or missing loved ones who have gone on to their heavenly home, picture them happy in heaven.
- Don't dwell on the sorrow or the emptiness. Dwell on the joy that is now theirs, and will some day be yours.
- Don't get bogged down by circumstances that you are unable to change here. Focus your eyes on Jesus, "The Author and Finisher of our faith...who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross..."
- Run your race with confidence and endurance...the reward of heaven is in sight.
- "Be at peace among yourselves." I Thessalonians 5:13
- "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." I Thessalonians 5:16-18