The Oaklyn Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit that provides emotional, financial, educational assistance and support to families experiencing the loss of a child regardless of gestation or age.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

What We Can Learn From Dragonflies & Their Relation To Heaven

Water bugs live at the bottom of a pond. As they grow and mature, they climb up a lily pad stalk, never to be seen again. Once they reach the top of the stalk, they rest on the lily pad under the warm sunshine. When they awake, they are a beautiful dragonfly!

Many dragonflies try to go back down to the bottom of the pond to see their family and friends however, dragonflies cannot be in the water. Even if they could go down to visit, they would not be recognized because of how beautiful they have become so they wait patiently above the water until they are reunited once again!

The dragonfly story resembles all of our children in heaven. Their beauty is unrecognizable to those of us left behind but what a wonderful day that will be when we have reunited with them again! This story is a great way to help your child/children understand where their sibling is and a glimpse of how beautiful heaven is going to be!

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Jessica Remme, Founder & President



209 N East Street, Rock Rapids, IA 51246