Four People I Want to Be with in Heaven

I woke up this morning feeling a little down about our finances and like so many other folks who work hard (some even two or three jobs) we’re all finding it difficult just to make it to the next pay period. For those who don’t even have a paycheck its sheer hell right now. As my wife and I got ready for the day I commented to her that since we’ve been married we’ve been slammed from the outside incessantly from left to right. Our marriage itself is fantastic.

We don’t regret the hard times and in fact, they have made us stronger. But my comment to her was that I surely hoped that the rest of our years together wouldn’t necessarily be so full of trial. That’s when I have to keep reminding myself that we have to treasure our family outside of these trials and to focus on the good that we have which is each other and our brown-eyed girl. I couldn’t help but wonder if the only time we were going to be able to rest was when we got to heaven.

In our talk I told her that I wanted to restfully enjoy life with her before then so with that said here’s the list of folks I’d like to see when I get to heaven.

Think of this as a list of things that in my feeble mind would make heaven…heaven.

My wife. And yes, I want to be married to her when I get to heaven. I know what some may believe about marriage in heaven but I’m asking for this anyway.

My wife and I got married late in life (we were in our 30’s) and although we’ve been very happy we’ve been lambasted by outside forces ever since. I’d like a thousand-year honeymoon please and I want it without scrambling to make the car payment. After the thousand-year honeymoon I want a hundred years of cruising at sea with all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets.

This spread must include pancakes. French toast I can live without but not pancakes.

My daughter. I want to be a father to my daughter forever. We have way too much fun to pack into however long we are on Earth so when we get to heaven I want to build her the longest water log ride ever built in the history of mankind and ride it with her.

Then we’d build a starship cooler than the Enterprise and go exploring the universe. After that, I’d want to take her to a hundred-year seafood buffet and chow down on shrimp until well….we move on to something else.

As a side note, my daughter has been saving her pennies for a year or so to buy herself a kindle. Last night I found her savings in my chair with a note telling me that she wanted me to use it to go see my dad.

I broke down for a little bit and after I composed myself I went in and told her how proud of her I was.

My grandfather, Benjamin. He was an inspiration in the sense that nothing bothered him. My grandmother could be fussing at the top of her lungs at him about how he never lets him get a word in (it was actually the other way around) and he’d turn to me and wink as he giggled. Then he’d take me out to his shed where he kept spare parts of anything he could find and try to build something out of it.

My dad. My childhood wasn’t the greatest and my birthdays brought me great sadness until I got married (my wife knew this and showed up at my doorstep at 4am and took me out to breakfast when we were dating). My dad now has Alzheimer’s and the person he was is slipping away so in essence I never got to be the son I wanted to be. I want more time with him. He was amazing at basketball especially for a guy who is only 5’8”.

My wife says that even if I don’t get my wish that heaven will be so amazing that it won’t matter.

I just can’t imagine heaven without them…..or blueberry pancakes.


Chat soon,


Leonardo Ramirez is an author of Science Fiction and Fantasy for all ages.

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2 thoughts on “Four People I Want to Be with in Heaven

  1. Meenaz

    Grief is grief. It is that pesky part of life that lets you know that you are still alive. As for those selfish nleeifgs nleeifgs that you have? I say, cherish them. In a normal life, especially when kids are involved, you spend your time giving. Giving to your kids, your significant other and the public in general. In times of death, society gives you a voucher for your grief. Accept it and indulged those thoughts of personal loss. It is time for you to be selfish for a change and keep something for yourself. The thoughts will curb themselves in time, assuming you have a healthy mind, and the loss will just be a piece of the past.You can reflect on in, but don’t dwell there, because that life has all ready been lived and it can’t be changed. There is a life in front of you and there will be more loss, and the cycle will continue. Life has an ending, that is just the way it is. You can either be afraid and worry about the end, or you can live the story you are at right now.Either way the end is the same.

  2. Junel

    About six months ago I dealt with the death of an rirtaoedxnary man who was like a second father to me. He was a devout Christian, and I would have disagreed with him on a good many issues, but unlike most Christians he lived up to the good parts of Christianity. He was completely, selflessly altruistic. If anything good happened to him, his first thought was always to find someone who, in his opinion, needed it more. Even as brain cancer took his motor skills away from him his only concern was whether the people around him would be okay when he was gone.When he died, I resolved that some of his kindness would live on in me. It’s not my personality to be as altruistic as he was, but I can do my best. I know he isn’t watching me from heaven. Instead, when I am unsure about doing something kind or selfless, I think, He would have done this, and I do it. When this happens, I take comfort in knowing that even though he’s dead, a little part of his best qualities lives on in me.

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