I've known for quite a while now that we are all made up of three pieces: spirit, soul, and body. Losing my daughter has given me yet a another new perspective of how different these pieces of me are. My body and soul ache constantly since Faith left us and I know that ache will never go away until we meet again in Heaven.
As difficult as it is, I must admit, that in my spirit, I am so thrilled that my daughter is with The Lord. I have a new view of life and death that Faith has taught me. She never knew fear. She never knew pain. All she knew and will ever know is love.
In a way, I suppose, I am a little envious of her because of that. Although, on the other side, living on earth gives me a new perspective of being saved. While everyone has been through their own experiences, mine have taught me that life on this earth includes many things: joy, pain, tears, love, learning, death, etc... Going through the good and bad in my life has made me more thankful for my salvation. After all, being saved means that you have to be saved from something, or in most peoples' case, a lot of somethings. :-)
While I do not understand what exactly will happen when I face leaving this earthly body, I also know now, that I am no longer afraid of death. I pray that I will live a long and healthy life, as I am sure we all do. However, when I'm 80 or 90 and my time has come, I will not fight, but be thrilled to go home and hold my baby forever. I look forward to Faith giving me a tour of Heaven.
As I continue my journey on this earth, I know I will continue to grow and learn. I also know that my daughter will continue to teach me things every day. Faith will continue to remind me how different and wonderful each part of me is: spirit, soul, and body. For that, I am grateful.