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  1. I have no words but peace be with you. I couldn’t imagine being in your position but our Heavenly Father does.

  2. Oh Missy! I love your transparency and authenticity in sharing your grieving, loving Mama heart with us. My middle daughter (she’s eight) often speaks of heaven too. I often respond the way you did with Justin and I am going to try to move past my human fears and earthly hopes to embrace that dream of our eternity together with the Lord. Praying for your peace during your journey of loss.

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      Alynda, thanks so much for your encouragement. To see Heaven through the eyes of a child is a beautiful thing. Our nine-year-old asks many questions, especially now.

  3. This was heartbreaking and beautiful all wrapped up together! What a blessing to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that your precious son is with Jesus… but, oh the pain of a mother’s empty arms, and the longing for all the things that might have been.
    I am so thankful for your testimony of faith as you weather this storm. May it bless many. And may God continue to hold you close on the long road of grief ahead. Praying for you and your family sweet friend!

  4. I have tears in my eyes–I am so, so sorry for your loss, Missy, but wow, what a great morsel of truth you shared here. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  5. I am in tears Missy. This is so beautiful! I was nodding when you said your tears will make grooves. That is beautiful. I am praying for God’s sweet presence to carry you through until your journey here is complete and you can be reunited with Justin in the Lord’s presence. ❤

  6. This post was beautiful & sad at the same time. I’m sorry for your loss. We should all more than anything look forward to heaven. Eternal life in peace is far better than the best life here.

  7. A poignant and emotional description of two distinct nine month periods in your life, at once both heartbreaking and soul-stirring. Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal post.

  8. There is such a need to share words like these-honest, deep and with hope of heaven. Thank you for being bold and authentic. Your words will help countless others walking in grief. Thank you.

  9. Beautiful, Missy. As always your words leave me with tears and a reminder of just how special and fragile life is and how much I long for heaven. I know this sounds crazy- but had to let you know- we were driving to the coast and I was reading this post in the car while my husband was driving, just as I finished reading I looked up and saw a street sign – Justin Way. I smiled and wanted to share that with you hoping it would make you smile as well.

  10. Beautiful post. Your honesty with grief is encouraging. I had a miscarriage two years ago now, and the pain of loosing someone who is a part of you is still real at times like reading this post. I’m glad for it though. So that I can feel a measure of the loss you feel and pray for you sincerely from a stricken heart. Everyone processes these things differently. I’m glad you have chosen to write about it to help others as well. Truely beautiful!

  11. I cannot imagine the pain you went through (and still go through). But God is faithful and is near to the broken-hearted. I pray He continue to minister to you and comfort you.

  12. I can’t imagine, but I’ll tell you this. You have not given up, stayed in HIS word, and sought after HIM in times that many would have given up! For that, I know HE is pleased! Your faith to not only continue on, but to still believe God after this is what God will use to help so many others through their hurt, loss, and brokenness! I commend your faith! I pray continued strength, wisdom, and blessings in Jesus name over your life. To God be the glory!

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