“I go to prepare a place for you…”

Chapter Three

…A time for peace…

Ecclesiates 3:8

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February 18, 1983…Benjamin, my only son was born…

A Placental Abruption had been set in motion…a placental abruption is part of the placenta detaching from the uterine wall because of a trauma to the placenta with a portion remaining attached, causing severe hemorrhage.

Approximately, twenty minutes after Benjamin was delivered…stillborn. I started to hemorrhage severely.

At that moment I had the knowledge, absolute,  that I was dying it wasn’t a fear, anxiety or a panic but an absolute knowledge. I had no fear but rather a supernatural peace descended upon me that I had not experienced to that degree before or since…

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I lifted my head up off the bed, looked around and said to the medical team who were now all in emergency mode,

“Good bye, I’m going now”,

…my heart stopped…

My memory of the experience;

The following words do not give the experience of heaven justice, as I struggle to find the words that can best describe my experience. Because there are none that can fully describe the awe of what I saw, felt and experienced.

I was in Heaven instantly, the peace and serenity was all encompassing.  I thought to myself how amazingly beautiful and pristine everything was, there was a clarity to everything…that again, I had not experienced before nor since.

I remembered thinking how much I really loved it there. All the colors were crisp, vivid and sharp to my sight.

I found I was walking on a path, then stopped and stood for awhile to look around, I had my own thoughts and feelings, which at that point were mainly awe, joy and supreme comfort, peace and serenity.

I can only describe it as being enveloped in the pure essence of God…I was not worried, fearful, anxious or concerned for anything, as I had the knowledge, that God was looking after everyone that was left behind including my little daughters.

Yes, I was thinking of my little girls and there was a complete and fulfilled trust in God. It wasn’t like I had to try and trust or give Him that trust, it was the complete essence of trust and knowledge.

That He had them in His care and in that there was no need to be in any concern what so ever.

I then noticed that the path I was standing upon was bright and in a setting that I can only describe as similar to an English country village.

There were buildings to the right of me and fields off to the north west, there were people to my right standing and chatting amongst themselves in front of a building that had an awning hanging from its front.

I had at that point the knowledge of these people but had not known many of them here in this life. My daughter Candy and my son Benjamin were amongst them…

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I also had the knowledge that Jesus was waiting for me just up ahead in a garden and that it was important to go to Him and not veer off the path to converse with anyone.

I noticed a billboard on the left of the path and a stone bridge going over a river off to my left.

I knew that it was important that I continued on the path that was in front of me, to the garden, so I started to walk towards where Jesus was waiting for me…as I passed those who were gathered together on my right, I heard one say to the other,

“That’s Jennifer, I didn’t know she was coming today”…

As I continued along the path, the foliage on either side became thicker and hung more over the pathway,  brushing my arms as I neared the garden…

Just as I got to the garden entrance, I experienced the sudden sensation…that someone had gently grabbed either side of my upper arms from behind and turned me 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

I started traveling down the same path I just had walked upon.

However this time with speed and I didn’t have control over this action nor the speed at which I was traveling.

I had the knowledge though that I was being sent back to this life and then I heard Jesus words behind me saying the following,

“It’s not your time yet Jennifer, go and tell my people to get ready,  for I am coming again soon…”

However, I didn’t want to leave this amazing place nor the blanketing comfort of God’s presence and love…

Suddenly…my physical eyes opened to see my physician standing over me with something in each hand…he yelled out to the rest of the medical team, who were standing back from the bed;

“We have her back…”

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© “I go to prepare a place for you” , Jennifer M. Ross, 2017, All rights reserved. Excerpt taken from pp.15-18. No part of this Chapter shall be reproduced without the express written permission of the author.

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