AngelicView: Here is a case where a baby has had two NDE’s, and when she’s 2 1/2 years old begins to talk about them. Lucky for us, her mother has written down what she has said, word for word in a diary.
It is hard to do this objectively, so I will try to literally write down the words she said together with a little context.
I have been keeping a diary, so it will be easy to quote her verbatim.
Keep in mind that Eliana hardly has been to church the first years of her life. She had to be isolated in order to prevent getting sick….
Here is my first diary entry.
Eliana is 2.5 years old. She just started talking. Being bilingual she has a slight speech delay. Amazingly because she is bilingual NOT because of (AngelicView: In spite of?) her “catastrophic” stroke.
Since I quote her literally her sentences are 75% in English and about 25% in Dutch.
August 10 2012.
A few months ago , while taking a shower together Eliana blurts out.
“The doctor didn’t take my “ouwie” away, but God did!”
“I was really, really dood (dead) and sick.
The ghost brought me naar jou (to you)
I was in de hemel (in heaven) toen (when) ik (I) was ziekie (sick).
I had “ouwie” on my arm.
She is a nice one, too. And a bad one. (AngelicView: Speaking of the “ghosts” in heaven).
I ate a blauw (blue) cookie in de hemel (in heaven).
You and me and daddy always go in heaven.”
She kept talking about the “bad” ghost bringing her back. The bad ghost who was nice, too.
I kept asking why she called the ghost bad if she was nice.
Suddenly it dawned upon me. I said, “you wanted to stay, didn’t you?”
Then the weirdest solemn look appeared on her face. It seemed she didn’t want to admit. Slowly she nodded her head in a “yes”.
“Yes, I wanted to stay, but now I am happy to be with mommy and daddy.”
August 21 2012
Today Eliana and I were looking at pictures in an angel book. (first time ever, never really mentioned nor talked about angels.)
She pointed at one and said, “That’s the wrong color” (it was wearing a brown robe) then she pointed to an angel in white and said. “That’s the right one.”
I asked, “Did you see one like that?”
She pointed to the window.
I asked “Outside?” (didn’t want to put words in her mouth)
She said, “No, in Heaven.”
I exclaimed, “I would love to see an angel, too!”
Eliana in a soothing voice “Dat komt wel mama, als je in de hemel bent” (don’t worry mom that will happen when you are in heaven)
Life with Eliana is amazing.
I have never been so whole.
This was in the bathtub of course!
I love how she pronounces believe as “bewieve”!
Just now Eliana asked,
“Mum, what do you bewieve?”
Me: “What do you mean?”
Eliana: “What you bewieve is who you are and what you need?”
Still trembling and shaky and I swear I am speaking the truth although I hardly believe it.
Eliana……just put her down to sleep.
Sang a Christmas lullaby “Er is een kindeke” for her since she needed calming down. She is still so excited about her pre school (a secular Montessori school)
I sang a song about baby Jesus.
She doesn’t know him in any other capacity than being a baby.
She never went to Sunday school, nor did she ever hear about the crucifixion. (Just checked with G., our very Christian babysitter.)
Suddenly Eliana said,
“Jesus is better now.”
I said, “What do you mean?”
Eliana: “He had blood.”
I asked, “Where?”
Then she told me as serious as she never had been before.
“On his feet.”
“On his hands.”
“Out of his eyes.”
And while touching my cheeks “On his cheeks.”
My heart started beating super fast.
Where did you see that?
Eliana: “In heaven”
I started crying.
Eliana never likes when I cry and almost started crying, too.
I stopped immediately.
She said, “Don’t cry, he is better now!”
I asked, “Why did Jesus have blood?”
Then Eliana got a smirk on her face and said in a very suave tone,
“Oh, he?… He was run over by a car!”
Me: “Are there cars in heaven?”
Eliana smirking, “Mom, THAT last part was a joke!”
Before this afternoons concert I was showing Eliana my new very shiny golden glittery stockings. They were as shiny as the the sun. I guess, now I think of it, even a little bit too shiny to be on stage ! :0)
Now I quote. Again totally out of the blue.
Eliana: “Mama, zijn je panties dood?” (Mom? Are your stockings dead ?)
Me: “mmm? Why? Why would they be dead?”
Eliana pointing at the glitter “Because that’s how it is in heaven.”
Then, in a soothing voice.
“Always bewieve mama, always bewieve!”
Isn’t this amazing ? If I had to invent quotes of children about heaven I would never ever even have been able to come up with something like this.
Days/weeks/ months go by without any extraordinary sayings of Eliana. Then I think it is all over and then “boom” she floors me again.
Eliana just “knows” people. When we were selling our couch a couple came to our door with their 3 year old child. We didn’t know these people and it was winter …( so the child was wearing a warm sweater ….no sign of heart surgery).
When Eliana saw the child and the child saw Eliana they practically ran to each other, hugged, held hands and started dancing and singing. They were so happy to see each other. It was like they recognized each other…..
When I asked the mother if her child also had had heart surgery, she was floored and said “yes”. Her child also had had terrible complications during her heart surgery….
Something similar happened just a month ago when she first started going to pre school. She has no special friends in her class, but during recess she has a super duper best friend. They wait for each other, they play, they give each other hugs, kisses etc.etc.
I found out this child didn’t have heart surgery , but she WAS born with a huge hole in her heart………