After caring for my mom for over 2 1/2 years , she lost her fight with cancer on May 6th . I`m having some what of a problem with wanting to know that they found each other once more . Everyone keeps telling me they have but I really need to know for myself I guess . I know shes not in pain anymore and I know my Dad has to be in Heaven and I also know she has to be there as well . But have they found each other . I really need to know so I can rest easy that shes not scared and that they have found each other once again. She missed him so so much .
Let me say also that I am sorry for your loss..and I know your pain as my dear mother lost her 10 yr battle with Alzheimer's on May 7th, 2010.
I asked myself this same question, and after researching I found this explanation that truly helped me. I pray it helps you too.
The testimony of Paul, and of Jesus, our Lord is clear. We will be joyfully reunited with our loved ones in eternity if they died believing in the Gospel. We will be reunited with them in heaven at our death, or on the way to Heaven if we see the translation or rapture of the saints.
We will all be present at the resurrection of the dead where we receive a glorified physical body such as Jesus now has. With those bodies we will never grow tired or become ill. We will be enabled to enjoy the new heavens and the new earth the Bible tells us God will create.
Never let anyone else tell you otherwise as some will attempt to deprive you of this, our great hope. We can be certain of our destiny because it is based on the sure promises of our God Who cannot lie! As believers we live "in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began!" (Titus 1:2)
All I can say is, that in my heart of hearts, I know that there is something beyond this world because I often feel a divine presence in my daily life. I can't explain it, or defend it, it just IS.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom is free of pain and happy now. I am certain of it.
As for your question, BLT, about whether we believe your parents have re-united in Heaven, I answer along with the others here with a yes, an absolute yes. It's funny but since I lost my mother, whom I loved deeply , I have learned that the reason I am so sure now of life after death is that the love between my mother and me cannot be snuffed out. It's as if love is the link between this world and the next. How could it be any other way? How could love ever be extinguished? It is simply too strong of a power. The physical body can finally give out, but not the loving essence that is the person. So besides our faith in our Lord, we also have this "proof" of the strength of our love for our loved ones who have passed on.( us for them and them for us ) I also believe that God sometimes permits our loved ones in Heaven to send us a little "sign" just to say "hello, I'm OK and I'll see you again one day." It could be something in the world of nature that stands out as supernatural, or more than a simple coincidence and you know it. Or some other kind of sign....kind of like a little glimpse of Heaven. Take care.
But I also, I know the struggles and challenges you speak of, Mom was less than happy these last few months, but believe me, the decades of GOOD memories will outweigh anything odd or 'bad' that happened. Once when she was complaining... I told her to 'get it all out here on earth' so she won't have to worry about it in heaven and so she would have said all she needed to say to anyone here (me included). And quite honestly, she could have 'pee'd in my shoes and I wouldn't have said a word!
We had a wonderful relationship while she was here with me on earth, and I know that once "I" am in heaven with her that relationship will continue right where we left off (the good ole days of course!)
So cherish all the memories you can, make some new ones, and all that you do with them will be your lasting reminders of them here on earth!
BLT this is the best I can give you. Be at peace if you can.
When I was comforting my dad as he was near the end, I of course told him loved him, but also to go be with his beloved mama. (He knew how much I loved my grandma.) I told him she was waiting for him with a big hug, right at the feet of God. Little did I know that in the next six months, eight other family members would join him in heaven. I am sure they are all together, having a beautiful family reunion.
My mother won her battle with Cancer May 11th. Stay strong
That leads me to think that our loved ones are not there yet. Am I right or wrong about this?
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss and rest assured that there was a jubilant reunion when she left her tired, sick body behind! Liz