Heaven is not up or down, it is all around.
Remember the morning I left for heaven and the wind picked up? Remember how you saw what looked like a jet’s stream swirl around the tree, then around your garden, through the open window where you were sitting, and dance around you?
You were right, mama- that was me! It was me!
Heaven is earth. Did you know that?
It is. Heaven and earth are connected. Just like you and me, mama. We are one. We are always connected.
When I danced around you, I was free. I no longer needed my wheels. I came to show you. And you saw.
While I was on earth you made it heaven for me, getting my wheelchair so I could be free to be a dog.
I saw you at Bookworm Gardens with grandma yesterday. I saw you bend down to pet the statue likeness of me, then look at my picture in my little doghouse.
I was with you, mama. I felt your heart rise up in sadness again, wanting to release the pain. I’m here mama every time you feel sad, reminding you I’m still with you. I’ll never leave your heart.
When you feel sad it is me beside you letting you know you can release the pain- let it go- be free to love another little doggie. You must. That is what heaven is, mama. To love another- to love more- to expand your heart. Heaven is on earth- if only people could see that.
I’m here to remind you that heaven is all around you. Never fear we are one.
When you want to hold me once again, sit in the silence of your heart and remember how it felt. It is there. I promise. I’m right there, snuggled on your lap, gazing into your eyes and loving you like I did while on earth.
Heaven is all around, not up or down.
You and me, we are one, our hearts intertwined for eternity.
Never doubt it mama, I am here.