Saturday, September 20, 2008

For the First Time

For the first time, she can hear a bird's call.

For the first time, she can hear the whistle of a breeze.

For the first time, she can hear the waves crash.

For the first time, she can hear the flute's trill.

For the first time, she can hear the beat of a drum.

For the first time, she can hear a friend's laugh.

For the first time, she can hear her mother call her name.

For the first time, she can hear the purr of a cat.

For the first time, she can hear the whisper of a stream.

For the first time, she can hear the roar of a lion.

For the first time, she can hear the blare of a trumpet.

For the first time, she can hear the symphony of the ages.

For the first time, she can hear the vibrato of angels.

For the first time, she can hear her Heavenly Father say, "Well done."

For the first time of many.


Ben's Aunt Lauren lived a life of silence, but no more. Yesterday, she was ushered to heaven by her savior to experience many firsts. And I have a feeling that the newness will never fade, even for all eternity.

How glorious that must be.

10 comments:

Mrs. Ranch said...

Beautiful post. She is indeed celebrating today. So sorry for your family's loss of Aunt Lauren. I'll be praying for you guys.

Dawn said...

I was just listening to a frustrated honeybee buzzing against sliding door, the neightborhood coming to life with lawnmowers, kids playing, and other Saturday morning noises. How wonderful for Lauren to awake to the sounds of life in heaven... holding Jesus' hand. Love to you all, Dawn

Lindsay said...

AMEN!! May she soar with wings like eagles!! :)

momaof4 said...

Can you imagine? Praises!!!

Such sadness. It is such a loss to this world, but what joy to know we WILL see them once again.

priscilla tilgner said...

Wow this post makes me excited for her. And excited for me too someday.

Remember to keep your chin up, she'll see your smiles a little better that way!

Stefanie said...

How awesome that she will only get to hear wonderful sounds now that she hears in heaven alone and not all the negative noises our hearing world sometimes brings.

It sounds like you all loved her very much.

Angela said...

What a beautiful post Sharon! Sending love to you today!

Molly said...

From someone who does have hearing loss...your words thrill my heart. Someday I will hear perfectly, every little sound and I'm sure it will amaze me. What a glorious moment that must have been and will be forever and ever for Aunt Lauren. Someday Sharon, she will tell you all about it. :)

Melissa's Message said...

That was such an uplifting post! It's amazing to imagine what new experiences we will witness one day that we never knew even existed.

Keven said...

Not too long ago, my mom went home, also, finally relieved of the frustrations of her dementia filled brain. There is wholeness on the other side...Thank you for the reminder that God is not done, even when our earthly vessels are!