Longing for Heaven by Lynn Moore

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The original of this work was one of my cobweb like watercolor paintings. As I played with the painting on picnik, it began to appear more and more like everything was being pulled to the center of the painting. Then as the colors became more distinct and defined, I began to see the suggestion of a pink cross in the right third of the piece.

This made me think of my grandmother who is 96 years old and she is so ready to go to her eternal home, to heaven so she can be with her husband, son (my dad) and her daughter who died at the age of four.

She was so sad yesterday and practically begging God to come take her home. This image shows the pull toward the center, toward the Creator of the universe, toward the Creator Himself. My grandmother is feeling that pull and it gets stronger every day.

Her desire to be in heaven will help me with her death when it comes because it is what she truly wants. I will let go of her more easily because I know she will be where she wants to be. I am thankful for the time I have had with her and will cherish whatever time we have left together.

This is tribute and dedication # 2 to my grandmother, Evelyn Viola, 96 years old who is waiting to go home. Come Jesus come, and take my grandmother’s hand and lead her home to You.

You can check out my other tribute called Grandmothers and Windmills and the tribute to my dad which is called Overcome

I continue to learn the importance of family and building memorials to those you love in your own unique way. Relationships don’t have to be perfect or without pain to feel the loss or the need to memorialize in the process of letting go. At least I am finding this is true for me.

Working through my losses as I work and play at art, is one of the most therapeutic things I have done for myself, and ultimately it makes me a better, more forgiving person in other relationships. And that is my desire; to love, accept and be more forgiving of others.


moore, death, grief, heaven, grandmother, lynn, vibrant color, letting go


  • shawie
    shawieabout 5 years ago

    Awesome persoective and delightful creation!! Touching dedication too!!

  • Thank you so much. This creation is very special to me : )

    – Lynn Moore

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerabout 5 years ago

    This is just beautiful Lynn. It reminds me of a book I read entitled 90 Minutes In Heaven. If you haven’t read it, I would say that it would be well worth the read. My beloved niece passed away at the tender age of 44 just a few years ago, and it took me years to even get to the point where I could function for even five minutes without a thought of her creeping in. Then I read the book, and it helped me SOOOO much. Now I too am like your Grandmother…..I don’t actually want to die, but I’m ready. Thanks for sharing and for giving me the chance to share as well. XXSUEXX

  • Yes Sue, I have read it and it was amazing. I’m so glad it helped you with the loss of your dear niece. Thank you for your heartfelt comment and encouragement as always : )

    – Lynn Moore

  • papermusic
    papermusicabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern in colored light! As it enters my eyes, it changes the way I feel, time of transition …blessings to you and your dear grandmother at this time.

  • Thanks so much, it changed the way I feel too : )

    – Lynn Moore

  • coseven
    cosevenabout 5 years ago

    hej how is it possible that i haven`t seen it before! it is great my friend. very well done! so powerful and effective!

  • Thanks so much Corinna : ) I actually just added at 1 AM last night! zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    – Lynn Moore

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 5 years ago

    Lynn, this is wonderful

  • Thanks Mel. It is a special one to me : )

    – Lynn Moore

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    WOW. Says a thousand thoughts all at once.

  • Yes, its packed full! Thanks for looking and commenting Cee.

    – Lynn Moore

  • SlayerX
    SlayerXabout 5 years ago

    nice artwork

  • Thanks so much Junior.

    – Lynn Moore

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you Justart : )

    – Lynn Moore

  • gemynd
    gemyndabout 5 years ago

    stunning colour and can see how the title works so well with your thoughts behind this work

  • Thank you – glad you like the title : )

    – Lynn Moore

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant work in words and your heART!!!

  • Oh my! What a surprise to wake up to! And a great start to my day! Thanks so much Lina for the feature. I’m just blown away! This is my sunshine for the day since it is gray here today : )

    – Lynn Moore

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