There’s a sentiment I sometimes hear about growing older and about death and dying. It goes something like this:
The closer I get to heaven and the more people I love who are there, the dearer heaven becomes.
I’ve certainly found this to be true in my own life, and I’ve shared many stories here about those who’ve gone ahead.
Another great saint made her way into eternity recently. She was the mother of dear friends and I know, as much as they will and do miss her, they are glad she has joined her husband and her Lord.
I’ve been reading about heaven and as I learn more about this very real place, the dearer it becomes.
This quote from C.S. Lewis brought tears to my eyes (no surprise to anyone who knows me well!):
… And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page; now at least they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read; which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before. ~C.S. Lewis
I’m glad, too, that Lois and so many others have finally begun their Chapter One.