I Will Rise!
After a sleepless night and a lot on my mind, I got up early this morning to share with you all a piece of my heart.
I recently returned from a business trip and as I made my way through the airport, I passed one of those little book stores along my way to my boarding gate. Before I even walked through the door, a best seller book caught my eye and I didn't even have a chance to look at anything else as this book captured me and drew me in like nothing I have ever experienced before. I knew this was the book I was supposed to read, for some reason and for a great reason at that. The book titled, "Heaven is Real" by Eben Alexander wasn't what caught my eye...but a little butterfly in the corner certainly did.
Needless to say, I smiled and grabbed that book quickly as if it were the last one on the shelf, purchased it and started reading it right away. I am not going to glorify over and over how this book just perfectly caught my attention or how I happened to finish this book exactly at the moment my final flight's wheels touched ground back at my home airport...but I guess I just did.
This book wasn't a book that proved Heaven is real for me as I know this already, but I truly believe it was Kayleigh reminding me that she's my little Angel waiting to carry me through the threshold on butterfly wings when it is my turn to rise. I guess I should also share the fact that this book found its way to me just days before the anniversary celebration of when Kayleigh made her incredible journey to Heaven herself.
Talk about such a blessing and a gift from above in a time of need and reassurance.
"Kayleigh...you are Amazing in so many ways. After reading this book you threw into my life, I have never felt your presence more than ever since the day I kissed you goodbye. I had a very important choice this morning. I could be sad and depressed that I no longer have you in my arms or I could rejoice in knowing that you are perfectly happy and looking down on me from above in Heaven in God's Home that continues to prove true to even those who would never believe. I chose to rejoice and as the words spoken in the book...you said I am Love...I am Cherished...there is nothing that I have to fear and that I could do no wrong. You eased my heart this week and helped me in only ways you and I know. I am smiling from ear to ear right now sweetheart...because I know you're there watching and waiting. I love you so very much!"
Happy Heavenly Anniversary My Sweet Butterfly!