Kids and Angels: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

A mother grows spiritually when she realizes that her adult son will always be in her heart.

- Posted on Jun 29, 2011

Kids and Angels: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

“Are we going to heaven together, Mommy?” my young son, Matthew, asked me one day.

“Well, not exactly,” I said. “I’ll go first. Like a mom’s supposed to do.”

Matthew’s bottom lip trembled and tears filled his eyes. “But how will I find you in heaven when I get there?” he asked.

“Don’t you worry,” I said. “I’ll always be with you in your heart. In heaven or any other place you go. Angels will always keep us together. You can count on that.”

I forgot about our conversation—until my son graduated from high school. Now I was the one struck with terror at the thought of our parting. Matthew was grown, going off into the world and leaving me behind. Or that’s how it felt.

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But then I remembered. I’ll always be with him in his heart. My grown-up son was a part of me, no matter where we were.

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