My name is Jane Moe. I live in Provo, Utah, with my husband, Richard. My home state is Iowa, and I attended Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where I studied creative writing and speech. During surgery in 2006, I survived death, and I experienced an NDE (also known as a near-death experience). At this this point in our lives, Richard was my boyfriend. We loved each other, and we had already decided to live together so we moved into a beautiful home in California. Richard is a very loving, protective, strong, and supportive man. He was waiting for me in recovery and although groggy from the anesthesia and mindful of my IVs, I took Richard’s hand and told him that I had just seen his dad. Richard, always so patient and loving, leaned in close to my ear and whispered, “Honey, it must have been a dream. My daddy died suddenly when I was fifteen years old. I think about him every day, and I miss my dad, but he is gone.” Looking into Richard’s eyes, which had filled with tears, I informed him that I was not dreaming. I described a sensation during surgery of leaving my body. I found myself standing in a heaven that was breathtaking in every detail. I was engulfed in a bright, white, light that was different from anything I had ever seen. This light caressed my body in a manner that was soothing. My surroundings became a part of me. I was not afraid. The light began to part, and the white color was replaced with with a swirl of gold clouds: brilliant, more magnified, more detailed than our earthly colors. I knew that I had never experienced what was unfolding before me but somehow I felt that I was home. I felt engulfed in a love that was so intense that I began to weep tears of joy. I became aware of a man standing in front of me. I asked him if he was God. This perfect man held out his perfect hand and smiled as he said, “No, but I understand why you would ask me this question. My name is Kilmer Oscar Moe, Jr. I am Richard’s dad. Our Heavenly Father heard your prayers last night and was touched when you asked both of us to pray for a successful operation. I knew you had included me in your prayers because we both love Richard. This prayer allowed our time together before our Heavenly Father sent you back. I have seen Richard’s grief, and I want my son to know that this Heavenly Father has provided a plan and a promise that we can be together again for all eternity. Please tell my beloved son that I have never let go.” His voice was gentle, kind, familiar. “You have a message,” and I nodded my head as if I understood. I knew there was more, and he continued. “Richard will not believe that you have spent time with me so I will give you secrets that only he and I could possibly know.” I didn’t need to write anything down. I knew I would remember. I begged to stay but I was told it wasn’t my time. I had more work to do. It would take years for me to understand and accept what I had seen. Richard believed in me. I had to tell him the father/son secrets first. Richard kept a journal and excitedly wrote everything that had happened that day. I wasn’t as convinced. I mean, who does this? Maybe I had lost it. But that heavenly visit was only the beginning of my journey. I would begin a spiritual time in my life that I had never known before. When Richard brought me home from surgery that same day, I wanted my time within this beautiful after-life to continue. I didn’t have to worry long. That night I had more dreams of Richard’s family. Over time I would learn of my own ancestors. I learned details that were shared. I became interested in our after-life. Over the past 10+ years, I have studied, and I have compared my new insight with my anyone who would listen, NDE peers, our family members, a church, and people who liked my first book, “What Heaven Is Like,” written in 2011 and finalized and self published in 2012. My next book book was a personal 12 year journey in which I embraced this gift, and I searched for answers. I kept journals because I had a feeling I might need them. I only knew what I had seen, and I decided that I should reach out to others. My new book is about my journey to find eternity and and to find a faith and scriptures that matched my first vision, and what I believe to be true. So, I have written a new book, “VISIONS OF HEAVEN. What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity,” under my married name, Jane Moe, and my publisher, Cedar Fort Books, has scheduled a release date in May, 2018. In the meantime, I will continue to share my story via this blog. I am also putting together a quarterly newsletter that will highlight the emails I receive and specific questions/comments. If you would like to receive updates or receive my newsletter, please fill out my contact form complete with your email address. (No spam, promise:) I would love to hear your stories so please feel free to comment or add a post.