She would have been 28 today. I was in Jerusalem on an Israel tour with my mom’s group from church when we got a hotel lobby fax (cell phone free back then) that she had been born. I was 11 years old and absolutely ecstatic for my baby sister to arrive!! She was the light of our lives. Getting through the “firsts” without are so rough. First birthday, kids birthdays, holidays coming, etc. Stella asked me yesterday if there were phones in heaven, I told her they didn’t have phones that could reach all the way down here but we could talk to her whenever we felt like it. And we can tell her whatever we want to say. That we miss her desperately, that kindergarten is going awesome for Beau and that her husband is doing such an incredible job in the face of this. That’s what I want to tell her more than anything. And that the babies will be ok. That I’ve already planned our annual Christmas visit at the Opryland Hotel and those traditions will not be lost. And to please send triple extra angels to surround my dad and stepmom today. They are hurting in a desperate manner. I can’t fathom the loss of a child. So that’s what we’re doing today, trying to ease the weight by having quiet conversations in the heavenly realm ❤️ And listening to “The Village” by songwriter Cam, her favorite song, performed at the service, and an absolute essential stunner if you haven’t heard it. If you’re navigating this winding road of grief please know you’re not alone 🙏🏼 Jesus said “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” those words have always brought me solace in the darkest of days. My older sister Hilary visited Heaven during our car accident in 2006 when she briefly died, that story is for another post. But her visit brings us all deep, deep comfort. She was there, with family members long gone, with the chorus and the indescribable colors, in the depths of peace and beauty. Where Katie is today. Even when it doesn’t feel like there is any light around you, there IS. I promise. Heaven is real. And that’s something to rest in…

xo holly

holly williams with sister katy

Heaven is Real

October 28, 2020

  1. Mattie says:

    Love these words so much…

  2. Dakota says:

    What a beautiful outlook on this awful loss!

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