Have you ever pondered/wondered if we have a Heavenly Mother? A Mrs. God? I cannot find any references in our scriptures so I have prayed and an answer that comes into my mind is; of course!!! Heaven is all about family. In my humble mind, that makes perfect sense. We are God’s children and we lived as spirit children with our Heavenly Parents and millions of other brothers and sisters. We always have been, and we always will be; even after we leave our earthly bodies. Iknow this is hard to grasp because here on earth we have a beginning and an end. But consider Jesus Christ. He has always been the only begotten One of our Heavenly Father, the One who volunteered to come to earth, be born of Mary, his mother, and Joseph, her husband, and to die on the cross for us. I have learned and believe that this phrase, “Only Begotten Son of The Father ” means that Jesus is God’s firstborn. When God first proposed, “The Great Plan of Salvation,” a plan to let his spirit children have a physical body and the joys that can come with, He gave us agency, (the choice for ourselves), to choose between evil and good, between believing and having faith in Jesus Christ, (the good) or to give in to Satan, (the bad). If we have lived on earth, we chose to have an earthly body. What choices we make will determine everything that happens to our souls forever after. This is my own personal opinion. You don’t have to agree; you have agency.
As new LDS converts, we were required to wait for 1 year before we could be sealed for eternity in an LDS temple. If you want to be married til death do us part in a marriage vow you are done once you get your civil marriage. However, if you want what my husband, Richard, and I wanted, which is to be sealed past death and into eternity there are more steps to take, of course. This requires your mate and yourself to take certain Temple prep. classes, and had a current “Temple Recommend.” This is very important because I want to be an eternal family. We are very proud of this achievement. I had learned about the ability to be with our loved ones the first vision I had of heaven. (See first blog) I didn’t know what this was but I have since learned. Richard’s dad had told me in my first NDE (near-death experience) (when I saw heaven during a surgical procedure) that I would know why he wanted me to tell his son, Richard, (my boyfriend and husband to be) to know his dad had never let go. I knew it would be my own mission to either learn and become a forever family or let this message end with me. I want everything I can learn about heaven and God’s plan so I opted to learn as much as I can about after-life choices. It takes work: a devotion to Heavenly Father’s commandments, belief in Jesus Christ, scripture study, enduring to the end, and lots of other LDS lessons which I will share in future blogs.
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.