Knowing the fate that awaited his unborn niece, another of my nephews used his talents to lovingly make a tiny casket. This was such a selfless act of brotherly love. Just thinking about his kindness brings tears to my eyes.
Today, I wanted to share a few thoughts and my cherished belief. I believe each of us comes to earth to receive a body and to be tried and tested to see how we will live our lives. When a baby comes to earth and only lives a short time, that baby is perfect already. Because that baby is already an angel he or she doesn't need to be tested. My church teaches that if a child dies before the age of accountability - which is eight years old, then they automatically go back to live with Heavenly Father and receive the highest glory he has to give to them. That little baby came to earth to receive her body and that is what happened to this great-niece of mine. She was already so perfect, she did not need to be tried or tested.
All children start out their mortal probation in purity and innocence because of the atonement. Our revelations also say, “The Son of God hath atoned for original guilt, wherein the sins of the parents cannot be answered upon the heads of the children, for they are whole from the foundation of the world.” (Moses 6:54.) - Bruce R. McConkie
Joseph Smith’s Vision of the Celestial Kingdom contains this statement: “And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven.” (Doctrine Covenants 137:10)
At the end of the graveside service, pink balloons were released. Notice how one heart is pulling the other heart balloon up into heaven. This made me think, "Will the thought of a cherished loved one who has passed onto the next life help us to be better, to act better, to lift others and be more Christ like?
Sending love to all of those that go through this situation. Especially sending love and support to my older brother and his family, especially my nephew and his wife. xoxo