A Day to Remember

Skyler was born on July 1, 2016.  He died on July 29, 2016.  This precious little blue-eyed baby boy touched our lives and filled our hearts with an abundance of pure love.  We miss him very much and remember his precious smile with a deep gratitude to God for the short time we had with him.

In  November of 2016, I started writing a letter to my great-grandson in Heaven.  After much thought, I decided it would be a nice to have a letter from Skyler. A letter that would be childlike and reflect what Heaven is about as seen through a child’s eyes.  A Day to Remember is my fifth letter to Skyler. I wasn’t planning on writing until Valentine’s Day but a persistent tug at my heart kept urging me on.

Dear Skyler,

I know it’s not Valentine’s Day, but someone very special is celebrating their birthday today.  That person is Dr. Martin Luther King. He lives in Heaven with you.  Although Dr. King has lived in Heaven for a long time, he is always remembered on his birthday.  He was a kind man who believed that all people should be treated equally and with love.

Skyler,  Dr. King was an important man, a leader who wanted to make a difference.  A man who preached that the color of our skin should never separate us into groups.  Dr. King was a loving man who was a pastor at a church in a state named Alabama. Skyler, he was full of love for everyone.  He stood up for a lady named Rosa Parks who was arrested for not giving up her seat on a bus. If you see him, wish him Happy Birthday.  I love you and miss you sweet pea!   Gigi

Dear Gigi,

I was so surprised to get your letter. I love when you write to me. It is a warm sunny day.  I wish you could see all the beautiful butterflies that live here. There are so many! Blue butterflies, white, orange, yellow, all colors. I love them!

When I first got here, Jesus, two Angels, and I were walking around Heaven. It is amazing! Everyone knew my name. Everyone hugged me gently. Everyone was kind and I could feel their love. Love floats everywhere here.  Jesus taught me that love grows from our hearts. When I look at the animals, the trees, the rainbows, and lady bugs I see their love floating; some high and some low. On that day, I met a man named Dr. Martin Luther King. His skin did not look like mine but his love floated around and around him then circled up around Heaven and tickled my heart. We became good friends.

Jesus often walks with Dr. King. When they are together, their love floats like really big clouds. We can all feel their love and know when they are near.  One day Jesus called everyone to the park. There are many tall beautiful trees there. I like to play there too.  Jesus told us all about Dr. King. We could see it in his eyes and the love that surrounded him.

One day, I sat by Dr. King on one of the clouds. He was waving down to his family and a tear left his eye and then there were more and more tears. I held his hand. He looked at me and closed his eyes. He was saying a prayer for all the people who lived on earth. I listened as he asked for hearts to be filled with love for each other. When he finished thanking Jesus, he looked at me and told me that it does not matter what we look like or the color of our faces, or the shape of our eyes, what matters is what lives in our hearts. And Gigi, that should be love. Love is the answer.

Gigi, tell everyone Jesus is love. He cares about everyone. He is always ready to hear prayers.  I am so happy that today is Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.  Gigi, I have a message from God. Are you listening? He wants everyone to know that Dr. King tried everything he knew how to do to get hearts to change and that it is never too late. Help each other, smile, forgive, and don’t stay mad. Just love. It doesn’t matter the color of our skin. We are all equal. We are all his children.  Hope I did not forget anything.  I miss you all, but I am happy.  Heaven is a beautiful place where no one needs to be afraid and everyone is loved.   I am off to play in the park.   Love you,  Skyler                                                                                                                                                                                             My heartfelt thoughts….

Darkness cannot drive our darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.  One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King.

 

 

 

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