Thursday, February 12, 2009
There is a plan.
On Wednesday night Riley was doing dishes, Jon was at the counter cleaning a gun, Preston was clearing the table and I was folding clothes. Riley all the sudden says, “Mom, I have a question.” I say okay what’s up. She said, “What if there is not a Heaven? Do you know there is a Heaven? What if there’s not?” I told her that I know in my heart that there is a heaven. We went on to talk about faith and God. We talked about the pre-existence, the war in Heaven and our purpose here in life. We even talked about Hell. She and Preston wanted to know where Heaven was and what was it like there. Jon and I each said what we thought it was like. Riley asked if the spirits of the people we know were right around us. Jon said he thought they were too busy to hang out with us. I told her I thought for sure her mom came down to check on them to make sure they were making good choices and to make sure I was taking good care of them. She asked if I felt Dana around me. I told her the truth. That Dana had not been around for a long time because her dad took such good care of me and makes me happy all of the time. I told her I thought when her dad got to Heaven that Dana would walk up to her dad and thank him for taking care of me and making me so happy. She looked at me and said, “My mom will thank you too.”