Eleven in Heaven

October 5, 2011 2 By Mirm

Today Jim has been in heaven for 11 months, but I know it only counts on this side of it for those of is who are waiting (to finally enter Narnia)!

I think of the 4th verse of the hymn Amazing Grace: “When we’ve been there 10,000 years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun.”  And for Jim that is true!

I am thinking about a couple of other things too.  First, today Steve Jobs died.  Look around and notice the Apple products around you (computers, iPhones & iPads) They remind me of the impact one person can have on the world.  That kind of impact, without the fame and prominence as the computer genius, is what I am reminded of as I look around at all the people Jim influenced by his life and ministry.  I am so blessed that I am one of them!

Another thing I am thinking about is what to do for the one year anniversary of Jim entering Heaven (aka Narnia).  I am not sure how to navigate this with my kids and Jim’s family.  So I am asking for ideas and prayer as I move toward one year of living without my beloved.

And the last thing I am thinking about that I will share, I am trying to learn the discipline of gratitude. (By the way, I highly recommend the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voscamp)  Today I can actually be thankful for the chaos at my job.  Though ridiculously stressful, it did keep my mind occupied, leaving not much time to get lost in my grief.

The Magical Jim and his trusting assistant Clayton!