I had spent several hours in the hospital emergency room in excruciating pain and nausea

due to a bowel obstruction caused from adhesions strangling the small intestine. After several tests, the surgeon scheduled emergency surgery to be done immediately. Within the hour, I was in the operating room.

During the surgery, my soul left my body and floated above the operating table. I could see the doctors and nurses working over me. This lasted what seemed like only a matter of a minute or two. All of a sudden, I was surrounded by a beautiful rainbow-colored light. I began to feel as though I was moving very rapidly through this light. Then, I found myself standing in Heaven. I recognized Heaven because I saw everything from having been there in a previous NDE.

Only this time, I was standing next to the golden wall that surrounded the glorious city. The wall was extremely high, very solid and made of the purest gold. I felt such a sense of pure love and peace which completely filled every pore in my body.There was a feeling of pure bliss. I felt a sense of complete awe as I stood there, only feet from the entrance to the city. I could hear what sounded like a celebration or party going on just beyond the city walls. The air was pure and clean, crisp and sweet. It was filled with the fragrance of wildflowers that danced in the warm silken breeze that touched my skin. The colors were rich and vibrant. The sky was of the bluest blue and reminded me of a gorgeous spring day. There was a beautiful light that lit up the sky. The light was as brilliant as the sun. Yet, there was no sun in the sky, and the Light illuminated everything, giving off a beautiful golden glow. I knew that the light came from the heart of God. As I stood next to the golden wall, I saw a magnificent, lush green meadow filled with wildflowers of every color. The wildflowers were colored in rich vibrant pinks, purples, yellows, reds, violets and blues. They dotted the field in front of me that stretched from the garden, where I had been in my previous near death experience. This was toward the city and where I now stood.

I saw an old fieldstone wall with pink roses growing up and over the wall which stood halfway between the garden and the golden city. As I stood there next to the magnificent golden wall, a tiny brown and white beagle puppy wiggled at my feet demanding my attention. As I leaned down to pet him, he barked and wiggled all over with such joy while allowing me to rub his soft little puppy belly. As I continued to rub his tummy and play with him, I looked up and saw hundreds of people pouring out of the beautiful garden and begin walking through the tall grass and wildflowers of the meadow. Each person that I saw had an angel walking with them. The angels were taller, dressed in light blue and white colored robes and they were much more illuminated than the people. The people walking with their angels were laughing and talking among themselves happily.

As I stood there, I could clearly hear everyone's conversations. There were people from all walks of life, men, women, and children of all races and all ages. As the people passed me and began entering the city, two men walked into my view. The younger of the two, I recognized immediately from pictures that I had seen. These pictures belonged to his mother who had been a friend of mine. He had died some years before. This younger man was accompanying an older gentleman who I recognized as his father. As the two men passed by me, I smiled at them and said, 'I know you.' They both smiled at me and continued walking toward the entrance to the glorious city. I have no idea how long this procession took place as time seemed to no longer exist. Standing there, Divine love seemed to fill every pore in my body. I was given infused knowledge that I had to come back, that it wasn’t my time yet, and I was to let this man’s wife know that he and his son were together and that he was okay.

Upon entering my body, I awoke, still hooked to several machines with the nurse standing next to my bedside. Later that day, when I was well enough to be taken to my room, I received a message from another friend. She told me that the woman whose son had passed some time ago, had lost her husband that day while I was in surgery. I was not surprised as those were the two men I had seen while standing at the golden wall that day.

I wasn't sure about the puppy until I told my daughter about my experience. She began telling me about how they had had to call the police on a neighbor who lived down the street from them because this neighbor was seen beating to death a beagle puppy. I was absolutely stunned when she told me this. So, if there was ever any question as to whether our pets go to Heaven, they most certainly do, I'm so happy to say. 

When I told my friend about her son and husband being together, she was grateful and thankful, and it was helpful in her grieving.