When someone passes away you lean on wishful thinking to take you away from the pain.
One way I did this was by thinking about what I would say if heaven had a phone. What would the conversation with my mom, or now my grandma, look like? Would I cry because I miss them or just laugh and smile because I’m actually talking to them?
All of this was brought to the front of my mind this past week when I came across one of Justin Moore’s older songs. (One I’d never heard before.)
I have admittedly never driven around in a truck, so I can’t literally relate to:
And what I wouldn’t give to ride around in that old truck with him
But, man, can I finish that sentence with a million things I’d give up for just one more day or minute. And this next lyric is all my wishful thinking wrapped up in one line:
Sit on a cloud and visit for a while. It’ll do me good just to see them smile.
Ultimately, this is as true as it gets:
Everyone believes in different versions of what happens after someone dies and those are all extremely personal beliefs. All worthy of the respect they deserve. But, for those who can relate to a song like this, I know it can be both heartbreaking and comforting.
If heaven wasn’t so far away, what would you do or say?