Friday, August 13, 2010

Everyday In Heaven

"One Father's day when I was around 8, I asked my Dad why there was never a "kids day".  His resoponse was timely and sure, he simply said, "because kid's day is everyday"!  I was certain he was trying to make me laugh and nothing more.   It was not until I was an adult that I really comprehended the truth in those words."

(My Stepdaughter Amber, and her son Seth.)

Many years later I became a parent myself, and through all the sweat, tears, blood, pain, and squeezing my husbands hand so that he would not feel left out in the agony, I gave birth to a 7 pound baby boy.  At that very moment my view on everything was never the same.  What had mattered in the past was truly passed, all in one babies cry.  Nothing else mattered from then on.  It was like a slate had been wiped clean, or I had amnesia to everything that existed  before.  My focus was on a little one in my arms, and nothing more.  As time went by I came to understand the idea that was behind my father's words. 

Now I have many grandchildren, and that is a whole world of it's own.  In many ways to me it is like a little bit of Heaven right here on earth.   I have 10 grand children ranging in age from 14 years to 8 months, and they are all amazing, but there is one that I do not get to see any more.  His name is Seth, and today is his earthly birthday.  You see he passed away when he was only 2 years old.   It was the year 2000, and that time is etched in my heart and memory like a scar that can not be removed.  Today, August 13th, Seth is 12 years old  in Heaven.

In my heart I feel that birthdays in Heaven are probably not the way we experience them here.  I envision every day to be a celebraion there.  Loved ones being reunited, and those that are finally able to see God's face dancing and rejoicing.   I imagine it is not something we can truly grasp in our minds at the point we are at here on earth, but I have faith that Seth knows these joyous treasures.

This post is not meant to be sorrowful, bitter, or melancholy.  For me, it is truly a celebration of a life, just as a birthday truly is here on earth.   It is a recognition and remembrance of a precious child that filled our lives with so much joy in such a short time.  I know in my heart that everyday in Heaven is a beautiful jubilee for our precious Seth, and like my Dad once said, "everyday is kids day" in Heaven.
Happy Birthday Seth!
Heaven has been blessed with your wonderful smile for 10 years.
One day we will smile there with you. :-)


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sheri said...

how beautiful, carrie...and happy birthday, sweet seth!! her poem and your lovely post has touched my heart and i understand the rejoicing, the bittersweet emotions that this day holds! how wonderful that you'll see him face to face...and i want to be somewhere close so that i can hug him, too!

Carrie Burtt said...

Mart you are so sweet,and I understand the concept of no words...there have been many times in the past with Amber that I could give her no words; only hugs, a shoulder, and time.
Thank you for the hug.

Dear Sheri you are always there for me here in this blogging world....your friendship is dear to me, and your words of encouragment are precious to me. Thank you for your support and true friendship. :-)

Ruth said...

oh Carrie, this is so sweet! after the recent lost of my cousin i've been thinking a lot about reunion in heaven... this is comforting to me. thank you for posting. there must be rejoicing in heaven celebrating sweet Seth's birthday!!

Love and Hugs,

Carrie Burtt said...

Ruth you are such an encouragment to me...I am glad that this post was able to help you...and be a confort. You are a dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Carrie, sorry it took me so long to read my e-mails. I hardly ever go to them. This has been such a blessing to see your words. Seth was such a sweet gradson. I still miss him & remember certain things he did & said. Thank you for being a Great Friend to me..... luv u♥ (Linda)

Carrie Burtt said...

Linda...we have been parents together...we have been grandparents together...what a blessing to have a friend like you....i love you! :-)

Chunthuingam Dangmei said...

Its just wordless to me...your beautiful writings with deep meanings..Wonderfull child Seth. ..Happy Birthday Seth. We'll meet again.
It touch me dearly. Carrie... God bless you abundantly.

Silver said...

Seth is beautiful.
Isn't it wonderful to know that we never lose the people we love?