When I get to Heaven

When I get to heaven, I'm going to find Timothy (of the Bible) and camp out at his house. Here's why:

I was tucking Timothy (my son) into bed a few nights ago and we started talking about heaven. I'm not sure what made him want to talk about it, but I did my best to explain what I understood it to be. At some point, I told Timothy how to get there. "If you believe in Jesus, then when you die you get to go to heaven." I didn't go too much deeper because I don't think he's quite to the age of accountability.

"I believe in Jesus," he told me. This melted my heart, as I'm sure it would melt the heart of any father. I told him, "Then you're going to go to heaven!"

"Dad," my son said, "When I get to heaven, I'm going to find Timothy of the Bible and tell him I was named after him."

And that is why I'm going to find Timothy (of the Bible) when I get to glory. That way, I can be the second person to welcome my son to heaven.

5 comments:

Steve said...

Awesome! I guess I'll see you at Timothy Ofthbible's.

Me, I guess I'll camp out at Luke Notstarwars place.

My son, Luke, has a hard time figuring out if he was named for 1) Luke Ofthebible.
2) Luke Skywalker, or,
3) Cool Hand Luke.

(I tell him all the time, “Luke, I am your father, and you better get something’s right. And I do mean right.”)

Blessings,

Steve

Proud USMC Wife said...

Very sweet. Just stumbled across your blog. Love the title...so very true.

Dan said...

Steve,
That is hilarious! The funny thing is that I never thought my son would be talking about his namesake, you know? Never entered my mind when choosing his name.

USMC Wife,
Thanks for the encouragement!

Dan

Walter said...

You are a kind father to your son; it's touching.

I also have a son and he's turning one. I love him so much. :-)

Dan said...

Walter, thanks for your encouragement! I really appreciate it! Best wishes for your boy!

Dan