Heartache changes you.
You know a lot of my biggest most life changing heartaches I haven’t even blogged about.
The thing about heartache is…it changes your perspective on life.
It makes you softer (if you let it), it makes you more understanding (if you let it), it makes you love bigger and makes you more available to relate to others who share in hurt.
Has it made you bitter……what about hate God?
Or have you let it change you, mold you?
This recent heartache, with the loss of Addison, has been so unbelievable in the way that people have reached out to me with their stories.
I cry daily as I read through emails. It’s unbelievable. A number of people have shared with me a book that I fully plan on reading…. the story is:
A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven. Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each.
I think Addison was a boy.
I won’t know until I get to heaven. But I have this beautiful image of me arriving in heaven and meeting a teenage boy, whom I immediately know is him.
Everytime I picture it I cry. I like the hope of knowing that I will know Addison for eternity in heaven.
My friends, there is hope.