When their loved ones are about to pass away, some people report seeing angels, hearing heavenly music, or even smelling strong and pleasant scents while sensing angels around them. Those who care for the dying, such as hospice nurses, say that some of their patients report deathbed encounters with angels. Caregivers, family members, and friends also report witnessing dying loved ones talking about or reaching out to angels.
When people die, angels may accompany their souls into another dimension, where they'll live on.
Muslim tradition says that the angel Azrael separates the soul from the body at the moment of death, and Azrael and other helping angels accompany the soul to the afterlife. Jewish tradition says that many different angels including Gabriel , Samael, Sariel, and Jeremiel may help dying people make the transition from life on Earth to the afterlife, or to their next life Judaism has many varied understandings of what happens after death, including reincarnation. The rich man went to hell, but the poor man got the honor of angels carrying him into an eternity of joy Luke The Catholic Church teaches that the archangel Michael escorts the souls of those who have died to the afterlife, where God judges their earthly lives.
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They get to leave this temporary place for their eternal home in the arms of their loving Father. You can have absolute peace knowing that God and His Word can be trusted. Let the promises of the Scriptures mend your broken heart knowing that your loved one, if they knew Jesus, is more alive today than you are — not as an angel, but rather, as a fully glorified human being with a perfect heart that is no longer susceptible to sin, a mind that is no longer susceptible to depression, or a body that is no longer susceptible to disease or death!
Christian brothers and sisters, take heart, if you're a believer and follower of Jesus, then one day you'll see your Christian loved one again. You'll see them perfectly human through your perfectly human eyes, and together you'll see the perfect Jesus who loved humans so much that He laid His life down for them! He writes for I Already Am.
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She taught me how to recognize and be more awa re of just exactly what I have and what I still have yet to do. I know that most people are super busy these days and often burdened with daily life. I too am guilty of doing that, but then I think of Jenna and I am reminded that we only have one life to live on this earth and while I am here I am going to try to honor Jenna's life as best I can by making each day count!
Thank you everyone who has continued to remember our precious little girl. Our hearts are uplifted whenever someone tells us they have been thinking of her. Jenna is such a part of my every day life; especially because of the work I do. She's thought of often and her name is mentioned regularly in our lives. I can vividly recall the telephone call I received at work that day, the sound of person's voice on the other end of the phone, the frantic trip to the hospital saying "I don't know what I would do if something happens to her" as if in denial over what really happened.
Joe's, hoping and praying that she would wake up, even after they told us there was no hope. I remember the looks on Father Charlie and Father Jim's faces as they were walking down the hall to see us. I remember how final it felt on the day of Jenna's funeral as we began walking up the stairs to St. Catherine's and how I completely lost all control of my tears.
As scattered as my thoughts may be, and as much as most of those memories are heartbreaking ones; there are so many more memories that we have of the beautiful child Jenna was and the joy she brought to our lives. That kind of love remains in your heart forever and someday, after a long, good life, I hope to see her again For some reason this date stands out for me as it is something I will only experience once in my lifetime. I realize now that my grief has so many layers to it. I think I expected by now that my heart would be completely mended, but I have found that the wound seems to open up when least expected.
One thing I have realized is that my sorrow is a large part of me and who I am.
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I am no longer defined by it, nor am I ruled by it. Instead it fuels my fire and keeps me moving forward in all that I do. It is because of Jenna that I can help others when they need compassion and empathy most. I have learned to have more patience in life and keep an open mind and heart.
She and Kelley are truly my life's greatest gifts. Seven years. I seem to say each year that passes I can't believe it's been this long. In reality it feels like a lifetime, in my heart it feels like yesterday and probably always will. Losing a precious gift like Jenna is something most parents cannot even dream is possible, yet families are faced with this unthinkable tragedy every day. I admire the strength of the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and loved ones that I have met over the past seven years.
Strength comes in many forms I am blessed to have been able to share Jenna with the world, but mostly I am thankful to have had this beautiful shining star, even if it was only for a brief moment in time. Her smile, her joy, her blue eyes and little button nose are all embeded in my memory and her love is always in my heart. We never forget, we always remember, we live each day to honor her.
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We love you sweet little girl. Another year has gone by. This past year saw the loss of a most precious woman, Jenna's Grand Aunt Lorri. Lorri was an angel on earth and I can only imagine that she is at peace with Jenna looking down on us wondering why we are so sad. The pain in my heart still exists, but is not apparent most of the time. It is carefully tucked away only making it presence known when days like her anniversary are at hand. Something has changed over time though. We know we can truly appreciate and enjoy life and be happy.
That feeling comes from within; from a place I thought was lost with Jenna's passing. Our lives are constantly changing and moving forward. Knowing that Jenna and Lorri are helping us along in that process brings me peace and comfort. Remember Jenna always. Share you love and take with you the knowledge that life can change in an instant.
Never take one moment for granted.
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Love one another Five years have come and gone; five years since Jenna left this earth. It seems like such a long time and I can't even begin to find the words to express how it feels. A lifetime ago; a moment in time; a burden that has been molded into every part of my being; nothing really fits.
Quite a few things have changed but the one thing I notice most is that we are enjoying life again. Everything I do is overshadowed by what is missing. But the shadows cast are not as dark as they used to be and the light shining through has shown me joy and happiness that I never thought I would ever feel again. It is a genuine happiness. Life has brought us so many twists and turns since Jenna became an angel.