When I take my last breath and move onto my next chapter, I see everything as I believe it could be. I am one who believes Heaven may, in fact, be different for everyone. Your heaven may vary greatly from mine, but I know we will all experience Heaven.
My first step will be recognizing my escort. I will be unsure if I am leaving or arriving. I will feel complete faith and comfort with whomever has been sent to walk with me. It will be someone who has gone before me with whom I share great love. I don't know who it will be, only that I will be very happy to be in his/her company. I will be so happy to see him/her again. My grandmother, Mom-Mom, my dad, a dear friend~who knows?
We will walk through the light into a large area of flowers all shades of yellow and purple with deep green foliage as far as I can see. To the sides there are small pools of the bluest water I've ever seen. There are white benches along the path for sitting and talking. We hear each other's thoughts. I know that this walk will lead me to my reward. Whatever I have earned while living on earth, will be showered on me here in the next life. Good and bad. For this is judgment time and I will face my sins as well as be rewarded for my good heart.
I will cross the Rainbow Bridge and find waiting for me every furbaby I ever loved. They will all run to lick, rub, jump and smile at me. The same unconditional love they each showed me in life, they will show me now in Heaven. My heart will nearly burst with joy at touching these loves again.
I will be reunited with every person who's life I touched in one way or the other. Some I will remember and other's I will learn how I helped or hurt, unknown to me until now. I will be given the chance to ask forgiveness. I will meet the people who affected me through the years and be able to thank them or remind them of my own hurt at their hands, if I wish. I can tell them that I don't wish to relive any hurts and whatever happened then, is over and forgiven.
My eternity will be quiet. It will be filled with books for reading and for writing. It will be filled with my family and friends and many souls I never got to meet while here, but now will be accessible to me , enjoying their talents or their intelligence and they will know that I enjoyed their work.
I will meet my God. He and He alone will judge my life. He and He alone will set my course from there and I will know all. I will sit at His side and feel the most all-encompassing love. The same love I felt while living as Jo, the sinner and child of God.
I will learn of my purpose here. I will learn of my successes and failures. I will be judged. I will be forgiven every sin and I will know my God. Really know Him.
I will learn what eternity holds for me and what He has laid forth.
Death comes to all who live. We do not usually get to choose where or when. I am ready to die, but not in a hurry to do so. When my time comes I pray that at my funeral at least one person will smile because they knew me and one will cry because they will miss me. That is my idea of a life well lived.