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Angela Nazworth is a shame-fighting storyteller who writes mostly about the beauty of grace, faith, friendship, vulnerability and community. She is a wife and a mother of two. Angela's also an encourager, a lover of good books, coffee, girl's night out, sunshine, and waterfalls. In the 15 years since she...

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  1. Wow, and wow. Beautifully written. Beautifully said. And so incredible (and you’re so right!) that it will be even more beautiful than we can possibly imagine.

    What an amazing moment between you, your daughter, and Christ. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. I had a similar conversation with my son when he was 3 1/2 years old. My grandfather had just passed, and we were talking about heaven, and where Grandpa had gone, and what it would be like. Even now, 16 years later, I remember that night as vividly as yesterday. There are some special moments in life where you can just feel God’s presence so powerfully yet so gently, and this was one of those for me.

    Thank you for sharing and reminding me of that special time.

  3. This is priceless and precious. My babies never met my mama…she is in Heaven and we talk about that. But I eagerly anticipate such a conversation when my 3 year-old is a little older.

    and I LOVE this translation in the Message!!!! blessings to you!

  4. I loved this! I am a huge animal lover like your daughter and I am looking forward to this as well! Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  5. Wow, Angela, your daughter is so wonderfully curious at such a young age–I hope that quality stays with her forever. Her determination to get answers will serve her well throughout life.

    You handled this beautifully and as honestly as you could; pointing her to Jesus, that with him NOTHING is better, is the perfect way to dislodge her fear. How precious are children to NEED their parents forever, in this case, for her to want you with her in heaven. So sweet.

    🙂

  6. Angela,

    Thank you for sharing that precious time with your daughter. It brought tears to my eyes. The Lord was definitely sitting right there with you both enjoying this conversation you were having with her.

    Thank you for the encouragement you have given me with the message your post is giving.

    God Bless you!

    In Christ’s Love & prayers

    Tina

  7. Angela, this brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. What wonderfully good news for a Monday–that we’re all just in on our way to the someday when all will be forever beautiful. And until then we get to catch glimpses of it in moments like this, in the words of your daughter…so much like her mother’s.

  8. My son loves animals and he asks quite often if there will be dinosaurs in heaven….what can you say? I say anything is possible and we’ll just have to wait and see. He also wants to know if our dog that dies a few years ago will be there. That one is a little more tricky…but again I say, anything is possible with our God!

  9. Oh melt me! That is the one thing that I notice when my children and I talk about Heaven, there’s this slight hesitation to be fully excited about it because they don’t want to die in order to get there. I don’t blame them. No one wants to die but there are a lot of us who won’t die to get there… oh how wonderful it would be if we were in that group of people!