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.