Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Where Is Heaven?

What do you tell a four-year-old who wants to know where her unborn baby sister or brother is and asks this question? *sigh*

5 comments:

Christina said...

Beth,

I'm so sorry for this loss for your family. My heart breaks with yours. I wish I could give you the answers to the all the questions I know you have, as well as your sweet little ones.

I think I would keep it as simple as possible about where your baby is. Maybe try telling her that the baby is living with God in the most beautiful wonderful place we can imagine and that someday, your family will all be together again because you all love God.

She might be satisfied with that, she might not. It's also okay to not have all the answers too. Maybe your pastor would have some suggestions?

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. Let me know if you need anything.

Pam said...

Oh dear Beth, I am so, so sorry for your loss and for all those near impossible questions you have to answer. I agree with Christina about keeping it simple and not trying to tell her more than she comprehend at this point.

Praying right now for strength for you and for healing of your body and your heart.

Sending hugs your way, friend.

Kelsey said...

Im so sorry for your loss. We went through this recently and I explained Heaven is in your heart and the person will always be in your heart.

Thursday's Child said...

I agree with Christina. If she wants to more about heaven, just tell her honestly that you don't what it's like for sure but that God has especially designed it be a surprise! We can't know what it's like until we get there.

justusseven said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way.
I guess I'd just say that heaven is the place where God lives and that it is so wonderful and so beautiful that God keeps its location secret until it's our turn to go there...otherwise everyone would be trying to find it!
I found this website that lists all the verses in the Bible that talk about heaven. dianedew(dot)com/heaven(dot)htm