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Topic: Laughter (10/18/04)

TITLE: A Homecoming Celebration
By Mitzi Busby
10/20/04

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Cheers and celebration could be heard for miles around. It sounded like the World Series, the Super Bowl or the Olympic Games, only bigger. The angels were singing, praising, laughing and cheering. Another believer had come home.

“Well done, my son,” said the Father. “I love you so much, my child.”

His Beloved Savior carried him gently in his arms close to his heart. He showed him around the City above through the sparkling pearly gates, over the streets of gold and beyond that clear crystal sea. It was total peace like he had never known. The Heavenly Father shone with radiance and glory like he had only imagined.

His Savior led him to a beautiful mansion. Outside flew a state park flag and, of course, a maroon and white bulldog flag. He knew that he was home. Then he saw his daddy.

“I missed you, Papa,” Donald said. “How’s your mama?”’ he asked. “She misses you and longs to one day see you, but you’d be surprised at her strength. She recovered from her illness to walk again. She has kept the house up and she even cooks at times.”

“Dad, thank you for preparing me to make this journey. I was traveling toward this day my entire life. It is so much grander than I could have ever imagined. I always dreaded dying, but there was no pain, only peace and great joy as I stepped through that door,” said Don. The two shared a laugh and Papa’s deep belly laugh echoed through the streets.


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Mitzi Busby10/25/04
In loving memory of my Uncle Donald
Jan. 1937 - Oct. 2004
WENDY DECKER10/25/04
Mitzi, that was a very sweet article. It's interesting how each person perceives Heaven to be.
Melanie Kerr 10/25/04
I have never really given much thought to actaul life in heaven. i like the picture of being carried in the saviours arm and shown around. it makes me think my my brother and how proud he was when his youngest son was born. He carried him around and showed him to everyone!
Rita Garcia10/25/04
Mitzi, A wonderful tribute! Great entry. Blessings, Rita
darlene hight10/25/04
Very nice tribute thanks for sharing it! Can't wait to hear the band myself.
Lucian Thompson10/25/04
Mitzi, what a beautiful picture you paint. I could just see the glory of all you depicted. Come quickly Lord Jesus.
Joanne Malley10/25/04
Mitzie,
This surely was a peaceful trip to heaven!
Nice article.
Joanne
Glenda Lagerstedt10/26/04
Excellent!
Debbie OConnor10/27/04
Very good! I really like this picture of Heaven.
L.M. Lee10/27/04
this was great! Short but so much truth and power in a little "punch" great job!
John Hunt10/27/04
Mitzi,
A great tribute to your uncle. Isn't it wonderful that being a Christian, you never have to say "goodbye" - just "see ya later."
Very nicely done.
Marina Rojas10/27/04
The ultimate last laugh. A good thought provoking piece.
Barbara Ann Smith10/29/04
To this reader - it was a good perspective of what a joyeous party is waiting when we get called home. I enjoyed this much!
Teresa Lee Rainey10/29/04
Mitzi, This is a beautiful tribute to your uncle. Looking forward to that heavenly homecomming myself. :^)
Phyllis Inniss 10/30/04
Wonderful homecoming and a great tribute to your uncle.