Thursday, March 21, 2013

Letters to Heaven (June 2012)

I've had a really hard time missing our angel Elizabeth this year.  So, as part of my efforts to make peace with her absence on earth, we wrote letters to send to heaven.
Each of us wrote a letter or drew a picture to send to Elizabeth in heaven.  Then we tied them to balloons.

We went to the cemetery as a family.  We talked about the plan of salvation and resurrection.  

The activity was harder for Doug and I than we thought it would be. We have two amazing kids here on earth.  But, we still deeply miss Elizabeth.

Here we are.  Sending Elizabeth's letters in 3....2....1....

Two of them soared high into the heavens and out of sight.

Two didn't make it past the tree.

I had spent a lot of time writing my letter.  And even though I knew that my letter would fly into the sky and land in a stranger's yard, I was heartbroken when it was eaten by the tree.  These 2 little angels cheered me up.  The next day I printed my letter again, bought balloons and sent my letter from our yard.  I'm sure she visits our house more than the cemetery anyway.

1 comment:

  1. This is just so touching, Jessica. You and Doug have shown me how to remember and love.
    I love you, my dear Five Goodwins.