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I watched as my brother gasped for breath, wheezing in and out. Struggling with each inhale, he held my sister-in-law’s hand tighter. I asked myself. Was it time?

Tears threatened, but I held them back. I couldn’t let him see the depth of torment going on inside me as I watched him holding on; not knowing how much longer he’d be here with us.

God, why did it come to this? He’s too young. These thoughts raced through my mind. I left that hospital room knowing it would be the last time I would see my brother alive and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.

But, God gave Murray the ultimate healing.

He took him home to heaven.

Saying goodbye to our loved ones here on earth is tough, but as Christians, we have the ultimate hope! We will see them again in a place where there will be no more sickness, no tears, no pain. Can you imagine it? So amazing!

Losing loved ones makes us think more about heaven and what it will be like. Do we long to go there? To be reunited with those who’ve gone on before us? To see our precious Savior’s face?

Yes. When this life is over, we will move to a new city. One that will be perfect. One with our family and Jesus. How can it get any better than that?!

Until then, we will be homesick for heaven.

Homesick for Heaven (by Jim Brady)

I had to share this song with you. Listen closely to the words and beautiful harmonies. Thanks Jim for another amazing and powerful song!


  1. Susan Steeves

    Beautifully expressed Sissy….such a hard thing for us all to go through as a family but our hope is in Heaven. This song is amazing! Love you!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks, Sissy. That was a tough time for us and continues to be as we miss him day-to-day. So glad our hope is in heaven! xo


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