Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Can Only Imagine~

"Hi, Aunt Stacy!"

These words, spoken by my precious little nephew, were like a dream come true. From the moment I made my airplane reservations, I pictured Sebastian's sweet face and visualized hearing those words. Arriving at the Denver airport Wednesday night, I finally saw and heard both.

My heart just melted.

As I hugged my nephew tight, I thanked God for granting me this desire of my heart: to be with my sister and her little man.

Special time together. Special moments that later become special memories.

Soon, my time here will be over.
Soon, my sister will drive me back to the airport and this time,
this time I will hear the words that break my heart.
Goodbye.

Sweet reunions like this make my heart long for Heaven. There, we won't have to try to capture memories in our mind. There, we won't have to pray for the time to go slow and the days to last long. There, our "hi" will never turn into "goodbye". Heaven will be a forever "hello" and I can't wait.

Tonight, as I sit in my sister's kitchen, typing away on her laptop, after tucking in my nephew, kissing him goodnight and whispering "sweet dreams", my heart is overflowing with thanksgiving. I am so thankful for this moment in time - time to soak in, drink in, and enjoy every moment with my precious family.

But, I am also thankful for the blessed hope of Heaven. For moments that will never end. For the opportunity to spend time with my loved ones with no thought of an upcoming goodbye. For being with my precious Jesus through out all eternity.

 Right here, right now is precious indeed.

 But, Heaven.....I can only imagine how beautiful that will be.~







 
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Aunt Stacey! I hope you will have a wonderful visit with your family. It does make us long for the love that has no end, I agree. Your last line reminds me of the song "I Can Only Imagine", and it is amazing to think of being a part of such glory.

    Nice to be here today!
    Ceil

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