Both of my grandmothers passed away before my twin sister and I were born. I was recently thinking about them, and I realized something so special that I felt like crying:
Because my grandmas died before I came to Earth, I must have been among the spirits who welcomed them back to heaven.
This thought reminds me how thankful I am for the knowledge of premortal life – we are all children of God, and we lived in heaven before coming to Earth. And although my sister and I do not have the opportunity to know our grandmothers here on Earth, we knew and loved them in heaven.
This reminds me of the beautiful hymn “I Lived in Heaven”:
“I lived in heaven a long time ago, it is true;
Lived there and loved there with people I know. So did you.
Then Heavenly Father presented a beautiful plan
All about Earth and eternal salvation for man.
Father said He needed someone who had enough love
To give His life so we all could return there above.
There was another who sought for the honor divine.
Jesus said, ‘Father, send me, and the glory be thine.’
Jesus was chosen, and as the Messiah He came,
Conquering evil and death through His glorious name,
Giving us hope of a wonderful life yet to be –
Home in that heaven where Father is waiting for me.”
I am so grateful for the knowledge that we all lived together in heaven as spirit children of God, that we were sent here to Earth to learn and grow, and because of Jesus Christ, we will return to our Heavenly Father and loved ones someday.