“I Wish Heaven Had a Telephone”

I’ve been fortunate to have not lost anyone yet, but some of my friends have. One little boy in my class says his daddy is in Heaven. While I know Heaven is suppose to be a good place, I sure am glad mommy and daddy are still here, not to mention my grannie, nanny, papa(s), and the rest of my family – sure am a lucky kid. Anyway, one of my daddy’s friends wrote and performed this song. The back story is from a post he saw on Facebook from one of his friends. You can read his own words…

A friend of mine that I had not spoken to in years posted this one day and it stuck with me. I had no idea how or when her dad passed away, I just knew the wish was something that many of us experience – a wish for one more conversation with someone we love who is no longer here.

The death of a loved one is probably a time that makes us most willing and open to reach out to God.  For some people, this is one of the few times they will “give God a chance.”

The concept of this song is that we will never understand why some things happen on Earth – children dying, loved ones taken way too soon, cancer claiming a young mother or father, leaving behind young children.  In those moments, we reach out to God. We want to know why, we want some answer to appear to us because if we can make sense of a tragedy, it might be easier to accept.

This song takes you through a few conversations between those here on Earth and those in Heaven.  The first two verses are true stories of actual events. The bridge represents the question you ask yourself when you look into the sky, see the stars and wonder if they can hear you or if they know how much you miss them.  The last verse is the response.  From Heaven, they too wish Heaven had a telephone.  They would talk to us and tell us how it turns out.….  “I was there when Valley was born, we all were, and we were cheering along with you” or “Yes, I did die in the car wreck, but 11 people who were far from God prayed for the very first time.  Trust me, it was worth it.”

When you hear this song, and you think of that someone, remember, God is good, always.

Like I said, I sure am a luck kid to not know this reality yet, but I can sure empathize with the emotion. Give the song a chance and download it on iTunes or the group’s site Jeremy Powers & The Empty Chairs.

 

The debate goes on…

You might think I’m talking about something of real substance that will impact the world like Romney vs. Santorum vs. Gingrich or one that is taboo like the rejuvenated debate to legalize drugs from Tony Bennet as a result of Whitney Houston’s early and tragic death. No, this is the age old (at least 3-1/2 year-old) debate – Team Edward vs Team Jacob. I thought mommy and daddy had agreed to disagree, but the release of the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 DVD has ignited the debate again.

Daddy claims he bought the movie for mommy, but he was like one of the first ones (adults anyway) to put a deposit down on the pre-order. He says it was just about convenience, but come on dude – I was there when you were putting the deposit down and asking how soon the movie was going to be available – your voice 2 octaves higher because of the excitement – smiling from the anticipation, etc. The one thing I can say is at least he didn’t go to the midnight release of the video Saturday night (Sunday morning) and he waited until Sunday morning to pick up his her copy.. That would have been a little creepy, right…..please tell me you didn’t do that daddy.

Oh well, I see plenty of vampires and werewolves in my future….

 

Sneak Peak from Breaking Dawn Part 2

My bad

Wow, has it really been over a month since I posted last??? That means I didn’t keep one of my New Year’s resolutions for even a day. My bad. It’s probably because I got an iPad and have been busy with Angry Birds and Words with Friends – I feel you Alec!!

So this past weekend, mommy had a girlie day with her best friend who is getting married and the rest of the bridal party (mommy is the matron of honor so she rules). Since she was doing the girlie stuff, I got my crew (daddy) together and we got our tough on by going to see Beauty and the Beast – thug life, baby. Yes, I have that movie at home, but what I don’t have is that movie in 3D and stadium seating. I’m usually out on the whole 3D thing, but this movie was definitely worth it for me. All the dancing dishes, candles, furniture, etc. was the bomb, especially when they were singing “Be Our Guest” – I saw daddy dancing in his chair to that one. Things got real intense with the action scenes because it was like the wolves were jumping right out at me – so cool. I would highly recommend this movie in 3D to any other boys and girls out there.

So now starts a new resolution to be better at posting.

 

 

My kitty Patches

 

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