Because I am attempting to share my home with exchange students from other countries, I was asked to put together a home and family profile. In putting words to and explaining the home I live in I found it was impossible to separate the description of the house from the beauty and depth of my parents Love for each other as well as my sister and I.
I am truly grateful for their Love for us and the manner in which they shared there immense wisdom of Life and Love. Love and Life can be so overwhelmingly complicated that it may take us years to actually completely understand and absorb the gifts it places before us.
I live in the home that my father built before getting married to my mother. They were married in front of the fireplace within the home and lived here their entire lives.
This is the home I grew up in. I treasure the many beautiful memories my family built here and the fact that I can continue sharing life’s journey and build more positive memories and wisdom with my children, grandchildren and others as well.
My father was a custom home builder as well as a furniture maker. Many items within the home were made by my father’s hands. My mother also used her talents and love to make beautiful things that filled the home with details, beauty and proof of her longing to provide not only a loving environment but a place filled with the warmth of Love.
Like a warm blanket that someone wraps you in when you are cold and afraid, this is what my parents have built and left for me. I long to continue to share that level of Love with others as I continue to live here and share their home with my grown children, grandchildren and with others.
Our family has a very deep understanding of how precious each day of life is. Our family has lived through the most difficult challenge anyone should ever have to endure. My beautiful Grandson Wyatt was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease and lived with and died from the disease in 2013.
He was 11 years old when he joined Jesus in Heaven. He taught us great beauty that is impossible to put words to. He continues each day to send us wisdom from heaven that we share with others by keeping his story and life active in our hearts daily.
Love for a grandchild does not stop when they become an Angel in Heaven, it multiplies by a thousand and we actively use it by extending his Love to others. By doing this we feel him with us each day and God wraps us in that warm blanket of Love to help us continue our journey on life without him.
I warms my heart knowing that our Angels in Heaven were able to share such great Wisdom and Love with us while we were graced with the beauty of their presence here on earth with us.
Today I read a beautiful post from a fellow blogger who gracefully shared her son Jacobs story and journey. Each time we share our loved ones story is another chance their soul has to touch the earth with their wisdom. I am truly grateful for the wisdom of each treasured soul I meet.
Below is a portion of a poem from the Wieckling Blog that I felt the need to share. You can read Jacob’s families post as well as the complete poem by clicking on the link above.
“I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay;
But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!”
Thank you Mom, Dad, Wyatt and Jacob for continuing to share your wisdom with others here on earth.
With Respect, Hope, Joy and Love, Carmela