As I sat and absorbed the knowledge of Grandpa’s transition into Heaven, something washed over my spirit. I had begun to feel the message earlier today, but it became vivid to me tonight. This day became more golden to me when I listened to the way God sees today. Today Grandpa and you, Grandma, now share a birthday. Yours to be born of the flesh and given life by God and Grandpa’s into the spirit and to eternal life. As hard as that is, what a beautiful bond for you, a couple of 68 years to share. It is one that will continue to bless you, I pray, in the days ahead.
Just like we were joyful in welcoming Emory Howard into this world, on the day he was born so recently, I know all of Heaven is rejoicing of Howard’s triumphant birth into eternal life. What a glorious Birthday today truly is!
We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t let the tears fall in our earthly sorrow, but Grandpa is dancing today in joy. I can almost see his grin and hear his laughter. That’s where I will keep my eyes trained.
I love you, Grandma! You are in my constant prayers.
Your Tinnie girl,
Howard with little Emory Howard – his namesake and newest Great Grandchild born just 6 days earlier.