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Her daughter claimed to have met Jesus and visited heaven. Her account seen on www.theblaze.com details how her daughter was up in a tree, when one of the branches gave way. Annabelle fell 30 feet into the trunk of the tree. The family had no idea that the tree was hollow. Firemen were able to rescue Annabelle, but it was later when she talked with her mother about her experience in heaven, with details she couldn’t have known that her mother took her account more seriously. Annabelle’s testimony is captured in the book “Miracles From Heaven” and will be a feature film set to release in 2016. Here is a section of her account:
“Ropes and pulleys were successfully employed to rescue Annabelle and, remarkably, she had no severe injuries, though she was kept over night at a local hospital to be observed. It was the next day that Beam learned of the supposedly Heavenly encounter that the child had while inside of the tree.
The next day after they released her from the hospital … we were driving down the road … and she just turned to me out of the blue … and she just said, ‘You know mommy, I went to heaven when I was in that tree,’ and that’s how it started,” Beam said. ”My very, very first thought was, ‘Did you hit your head really hard? Was it just a dream … what is she talking about?
But Beam said there were a number of elements that caused her to begin taking her daughter’s story more seriously. For one, Annabelle described seeing her great-grandmother, who she said looked much younger in Heaven, and also described a purported encounter with Jesus.
Beam said that the key moment that convinced her that Annabelle was telling the truth came when she said that she saw a little girl in Heaven who God told her was her sister.
“I had had two miscarriages, and one of them had been the creation of life,” Beam told The Blaze, noting that the other pregnancy resulted in a blighted ovum, a situation in which a fertilized egg doesn’t develop.
She once told her daughters that she had two miscarriages, but did not go into detail about the blighted ovum.
“When Anna was telling me about [heaven], she said, ‘I saw a little girl in Heaven, mommy, and she looked just like you … and [she] said, ‘I know that face and I asked God ‘who is that little girl’ and He said, ‘Anna, that’s your sister’ and that did it for me,’” Beam said. ”I just remember thinking there’s no way for her to have known.”
Beam said that she remembered thinking at the time that, if Annabelle were lying, she would have said that she saw two children in Heaven but, instead, she said she only saw one. Considering that only one of the pregnancies progressed, she was floored.
“I thought at that moment, ‘This is real, this happened,’” Beam said.
After the incident with the tree, Annabelle’s illnesses cleared up and she went from taking 10 medications per day to taking none, according to her mother.
“Her life is different and everybody sees it,” she said.