The Macs

Monday, October 19, 2009

heaven

I love this.


I wonder about heaven so much more than I ever have before.
It is hard to even imagine what it will be like.
I know it is something I will never be able to grasp with my finite mind.
Heaven can only be grasped by faith.

But I do know that Cora is going to be waiting there for me.
To me, heaven is now the face of my little girl.
And it is going to be SO much more.

I love these words:
"But in my mind's eye I can see a place,
Where Your glory fills every empty space"
How awesome that will be!

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."
1 Corinthians 2:9


39 Comments:

Blogger Falling Around said...

It will be a blessed reunion for sure. So many loved ones waiting.

Praying for you and baby Mac.

October 19, 2009 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Sandys2girls said...

I read your blog and your story has taken my heart. I think of you reuniting with your sweet baby girl one day in heaven and my heart smiles.. What a day that will be!!
There is a song that was sung at my 13 year old cousins funeral and it really spoke to me, its called "If you could see me now" by Don Moen. You should google it, I think it will speak to you.
Prayin for you and new baby girl Mac!!

October 20, 2009 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Zingo Tots said...

Beautiful. I absolutely love one of the pictures of Cora that is in your header. It is a black and white and she is looking up with the sunlight on her face. It is almost as if she is looking up to Heaven. Saying prayers for your family daily. Rest up! Your next ten weeks will fly by!

October 20, 2009 at 12:34 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

What a glorious reunion the Lord surely has in store for us with our loved ones who already there!

{Myself, I will be looking forward to that Heaven time when I will be reunited with my mom who died of cancer when I was 14.}

Blessings to you!

October 20, 2009 at 2:15 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

You are so amazing and OH SO STRONG! I pray for you with each day...you are truly an inspiration and I only hope to be a sliver of your strength...Bless you and thank you for sharing your journey!!

October 20, 2009 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

What an amazing song-so glad you posted it. I have put it on my facebook page now for others. Still keeping you all in my prayers.

October 20, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont comment often but i check in every day. that was just beautiful. thankyou. Still praying for you all. Love Amanda in Australia. x

October 20, 2009 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Misty Rice said...

Only tears and goosebumps.

October 20, 2009 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Misty Rice said...

And as hard as it is for us...this is the kind of love God dying and so badly desires for us to have for HIM as we do our kids.

He wants us to have such BIG and DEEP love and faith in HIM and Heaven with HIM, as we do our kids.

He loves us that much.

October 20, 2009 at 7:18 AM  
OpenID onebadrunner said...

I think of that day often. What an amazing day it will be.

October 20, 2009 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

Your faith never ceases to be an inspiration.

October 20, 2009 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Beckypdj said...

It will be a glorious day when we see all of the people that have gone to Heaven before us. My son's birthday is on Thursday, he is celebrating in Heaven.

October 20, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a glorious and beautiful heaven we have waiting for us. It feels like that song was written just for you. What a great way to think of heaven, as a child lay on your chest breathing... all those simple things you long for waiting for you.

October 20, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

It's hard to imagine a heaven more perfect than that sweet baby's face.

Blessings to your family. Abundant blessings.

With love and prayers,
XO*Tricia

October 20, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Lauren Kelly said...

I absolutely love this song and it's soooo fitting for your Cora :)

October 20, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Shana said...

Four words:
Wow!
Beautiful!
Thank you!

October 20, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Marla Taviano said...

Oh, wow. I can't wait to meet Maria and Cora!!

October 20, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Sophia said...

Thank you Lord for your blessings!
S.C.C. speaks your promises to us with music and it is such an encouragement to us.
Looking forward to the day we will meet you in glory, and all these angel babies...keep lookin down on your momma and poppa, Cora!!

October 20, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Tabitha And Family said...

I know it will be just where we all need to be..Home with our Father.

October 20, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Bri!!! said...

Oh my gosh, it was as if this song was written specifically for Cora. BEAUTIFUL. I'm in tears. Much love to you, your family, and the little one growing inside of you!

October 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

That is really an amazing & beautious way of looking at things.

I love it!

October 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger HD said...

There is a book titled "90 Minutes In Heaven" written by a pastor named Don Piper. Wow! What a book. His description of Heaven is absolutely amazing. Definitely an uplifting book.
Your story continues to touch my heart. You and your family are in my prayers daily.

October 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger L ~ S said...

I don't know if you know Adventures in Odyssey...today I was listening to one called Mortal Coil and it talked about heaven and what a beautiful place of reuniting it will be. I think that is something very special to look forward to!

October 20, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

These are words that you and SCC understand all too well, that most people will never grasp the true meaning of.

Praying for you daily. And Baby Mac too.

October 20, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

That should come with a warning to have a tissue box in hand. Thanks for sharing that. My heart aches for & them. But the comfort of knowing they're there with Him...wishing you could be there too. Wow. We're still praying.

October 20, 2009 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger merlin said...

Yes, and heaven will also be the face of baby mac when you meet face to face very shortly.

October 20, 2009 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I love that song too. I heard him sing it at Women of Faith and thought of you. Praying for your family.

October 20, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Taking Heart said...

What a sweet, sweet day it will be.

October 20, 2009 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

I have read your blog for some time now....just when Cora became sick...and I have followed your posting's and am sooo amazed and strengthened by your faith...I have prayed for you, shed tears over your grief. Thank you for sharing! Thank you for your faith! God bless you and your new baby!!!!

October 20, 2009 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

This update brought back the tears, which in turn reminded me of the days when I sat, staring at my computer screen reading of the fight Cora braved and how ultimately Jesus took her home, not on our time line, but His. I feel sad. I know your message was filled with hope... reuniting with Cora in Heaven is exciting! But I'm still sad and I think Jesus is okay with that.

October 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Amen and amen...what a thing to long for!

October 20, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger This is me.. said...

Since my dad passed, I too think of heaven in a more profound way. This must be something that is common in the grief process. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I pray that your heart heals a little bit more with every passing day.

Sincerely,
Stephnie

October 20, 2009 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Marsha said...

What a beautiful song ... what a blessed day that will be when Cora meets you and leads you to Jesus. Praying for you and the new miracle too!

Love and prayers,

Marsha in VA

October 21, 2009 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger Mandi @ It's come to this said...

My husband's brother went to heaven at the age of 18. At his service one of the preachers told our family that "our treasure in heaven is now much greater than it was before" .. it's true. Heaven in & of itself is perfect, but now for my husband to also know he'll be greeted by his brother again ... it's even better!

October 21, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

Praying for you today.

October 21, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I've been reading a friends blog about their little girl who died on Monday from cancer. Their story makes me think of yours. I thought you might be interested in looking at their journal on Caring Bridge. They put a lot of feelings into words beautifully.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/donnaquirkehornik

October 21, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Melissa Moss said...

Thank you so much for sharing this song. I have never heard it before and it was just what I needed. It has almost been 5 years since my sweet Emma went to Heaven and I miss her more and more each day. This song causes my heart to ache but also reminds me of the day I will once again hold her in my arms.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Moss
melissamoss79@live.com

October 21, 2009 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger dawn said...

I saw SCC at women of faith and he performed this song. It was beautiful. I often call my son Aidan who died at age 4 months my treasure in heaven, because part of my heart is in heaven now. When I think of heaven, I think of Aidan in the same instant.

October 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger TammyIsBlessed said...

One thing we know for sure - heaven will be a place of so many special reunions. I know that my dad is enjoying being a grandfather to my two babies there right now and I can't wait till the day I can meet them for the first time.

One book I think you would love is Heaven by Randy Alcorn. It's pretty long though, so you could also go with Heaven for Kids. It's good too, and much easier reading. I highly recommend both of them!

October 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

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