On A Bench In Heaven

On A Bench In Heaven

Waiting  in the drive thru line at Starbucks today ( Hey don’t judge I haven’t had soda for a week now, but I do need the caffeine to keep from having excruciating migraines.) a song that I hadn’t heard in a while came on the radio. There was part that totally hit me like a ton of bricks.

I’ve read somewhere statistics show
The man’s always the first to go
And that makes sense ’cause I know she won’t be ready
So when it finally comes my time
And I get to the other side
I’ll find myself a bench, if they’ve got any
I hope she takes her time, ’cause I don’t mind
Waitin’ on a woman

I never really thought about this before but it so right. A picture formed in my mind of my dad sitting on a bench in heaven, waiting on my mom. There have been so many families that I know that the dad went before their moms. Sometimes that is not always true. I found myself wondering why that is so  then I realized that sometimes the men in our society take on the pressures so that the wives can stay at home. I know my husband sacrificed so much when we both decided to it was better for me to stay home with the girls.

Dad waiting on woman

But in the same thought process, a memory of the time that my daddy drove Gracie and I to the doctor after the accident and how he waited on us in the waiting room. My eyes begin to fill with tears as I started thinking that wow he is waiting on several women. My mom, my two sisters, myself and my three girls and if you want to include the grand furbabies, there are 5 girls. He is waiting on a lot of women. But I know that sitting by his side on the bench in Heaven is another one of his favorite women, my dear sweet and funny sister Karen. So why I was waiting for that White Chocolate Mocha I started tearing up thinking of my daddy sitting there waiting on us. As patience was not one of his strong points, but I know this time he won’t mind waiting on his women.

So for all of you that saw me blubbering like an idiot at Starbucks, just know that I was remembering a dear sweet memory of my dad and I know this time he won’t mind waiting on us.

Here is the video of the song by Brad Paisley in case you have never heard it before.

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  1. Reading that makes me think of my grandfathers. They both have passed on my mom and dad’s side. #HomeMattersParty

  2. My husband loves that song. He plays it all the time. Such a sweet post, sometimes memories are all we have left. #HomeMattersParty

  3. A beautiful post, Melissa. I feel the same way. I hope that someday, I will see those who went before me…I miss many of them like my own dad and grandma every day.

  4. What a neat way to think of this – I have never heard it. My dad is waiting too. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. This is such a sweet memory.
    My husband waited on me for well over 16 years for me to see how powerful love can be. This song warms my heart too, but for different reasons.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. I’m glad we are co-hosts together.

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