Until Heaven – Reflections of Hope Amidst the Grief by Kimberley Payne

About the Book

Do you want a glimmer of hope in the face of loss? Discover these reflections that can bring you comfort during your time of mourning.

Are you dealing with the loss of someone you love? Do you have the desire to seek God in the shadow of grief? Are you looking for encouragement and a boost in your faith? Kimberley Payne’s life with her granddaughter was cut short by her sudden death at seven months old. Here she shares her honest journey through overwhelming loss and the hope to be found in God’s promise that death is not the end.

Until Heaven is a book of stories and poems from the journey through the first few years of deep sorrow after the death of Kimberley’s grandbaby.

Kimberley processes her loss through writing and shares from scripture and her own story and how her faith helped. By reading these reflections you’ll be feeling encouraged in your grief and strengthened in your faith.

In Until Heaven, you’ll discover:

  • Reflections that will speak to those facing heartbreak and pain
  • Hope that death is not the end and you will see your departed loved ones again
  • Real-time reflections from the first few years of grief
  • Faith lessons about heaven, our eternal home
  • Reminders of teachings from the Bible without being preachy

Until Heaven is an authentic devotional that will ignite your imagination and make you long for heaven.
If you like stories that offer a glimmer of hope then you’ll love this book of reflections that will offer comfort in times of sorrow. Buy Until Heaven to help you grieve with hope today!

Book Excerpt


I lost my granddaughter, Talia Elizabeth May, in 2019. Born in the spring, she died of SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) in the fall of that same year. SUIDs is a term to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than one-year-old and often happens during sleep.

Talia lived with her older sister, Sophia, and her mom in the in-law suite of our home. I witnessed her birth, fed her, changed her, and played with her every day. Talia was as much my little one as she was her mother’s.

Grief is hard. As a Christian, I grieve. But I do not mourn as those with no hope. I find comfort and hope in a better life—a life after death.

In this collection of stories and poems, I share my journey through the first few years after Talia’s death.

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
~John 16:22

About the Author

Kimberley Payne is an award-winning author. She writes to help others grow closer to God. Connect with her on her website

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