Is Time Different In Heaven?

August 17, 2020

Is time different in heaven? 
Down here we know the days, the weeks, and the growing years of your absence. We count them. We acknowledge their consequences on our hearts and lives. Time here on Earth without you is heavy. It’s a blend of beauty and pain, appreciation and regret, and love and loss. 

Is time different in heaven? 
Can you see the days pass and the moments missed? Can you see the difficulty in the nighttime and the joy in the mornings?

Are there beautiful sunrises and breathtaking sunsets? Is there day and night? Do you see the “good morning” kisses and hear the “goodnight” songs? 

Is time different in heaven? 
Can you see birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays? Do you celebrate with us from afar? Do you see the constant recognition of your absence? Can you see and hear the longing?

Is time different in heaven? 
Can you see us mature and age? Can you see your children transform into parents and your grandchildren transform bigger and bigger with each passing moment? Can you see who everyone is becoming? Are you proud?

Is time different in heaven? 
Does it slip through your fingers quickly, like it does here? Does it exist? Is it ever wasted? Is it well-spent? Does it move slowly and pass quickly?  

Time, a complicated measurement of the beautiful life we are living without you here with us.

Down here, without you, time is more noticeable than ever. It’s powerful and mighty.

So, tell me, is time different in heaven?

xox, Chels
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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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