Missing




“Mommy, do you think you miss people when you’re in Heaven?” he asks, calling the question over his shoulder as we pedal across the empty parking lot.
“You mean the people we leave behind on Earth?” I ask. My eyes are on his back. His shoulder blades jut sharply beneath his tee-shirt.
“Yeah,” says my 10-year-old son, Noah. “Do you think when you’re in Heaven you miss the people still on Earth? Because, you know, it seems like you would.”
The question springs out of nowhere. They always do. The boys’ paternal grandparents have both died in the last 18 months, and, as a result, I’ve fielded dozens of questions about illness, dying, death, God, Heaven and Hell – most of which I can’t answer. At least not definitively.
...I'm so pleased to be guest posting at one of my favorite writers today: Rachel Held Evans.

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S. Etole  – (May 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM)  

For some reason I couldn't find you "over there."

Michelle DeRusha  – (May 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM)  

Sorry about that Susan...we had a little delay. It's up there now!

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