Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Version of Heaven


Okay, so, I had a thought on Sunday that I want to write down for the record. I like to expect that I'm going to the celestial kingdom. I remember hearing a quote once from someone important talking about how too many people think that getting into the celestial kingdom is going to be harder than we all expect. He said that we need to live with the confidence we'll be there because we probably will. Well, I consider myself a pretty faithful person who keeps most of the commandments on a daily basis--okay, I drink a lot of Diet Coke, but that's not technically against the rules, right?? Anyhow, so sometimes when I'm feeling really fantastical I like to imagine what my heaven will be like:

Jake, my kids, those I love, good friends can come and visit of course, lots of Cadbury chocolate, no more exercising, I'll be a size 6 effortlessly, gold roads, a chocolate fondue fountain with an abundance of dippables, pizza, Top Gun on instant replay with an occasional Last of the Mohicans interspersed, I'll be amazing at pretty much anything I want to do, I'll think of a scrapbook page I want to do and it will just appear, sleeping past 8 am, drive my forest green Jeep Wrangler, never have to shave anything again!, no periods, etc. etc. etc.

But here's the kicker--my heaven WILL have no dogs, no bees, no wasps, no mosquitoes--to sum it up let's just say it will be animal-less ONLY HUMANS ALLOWED!!
But seriously, what about those people who love dogs? I really can't be happy existing next to a neighbor who has a dog--that would not be heaven to me.

So...do dogs really go to heaven?

11 comments:

Lindsey said...

I can't believe I am even friends with an animal hater. So weird.

Jordan said...

Dogs definitely go to heaven. You don't think Baxter will go to heaven?

Meredith said...

uuh...are you insane?? Of course animals go to heaven. Even my crazy cat Val!!

Amanda J said...

I think we are doomed to have another dog sooner or later. We will just have to make sure that we live several blocks away from you in heaven.

The Allred Family said...

linds- you are friends with TWO animal haters!!!!! :) I totally agree with your take on heaven. I didn't realize you still fantasize about having a forest green jeep. Emily- come on! Your tastes have to have matured!!!!! I want a Denali or a BMW or something.....range rover. Jeep Wrangler?? What is that??? Funny.

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

You are too funny. I wish I could be a size six, dude, I'd settle for size 10 right now! But, I have to wait a few more months before I can even think about that. And I totally agree with the fondue fountain, mmmmm :)

Rachel said...

Cadbury chocolate...yummmmm. And, no pets? I'd be okay with that.

Maylene said...

I have totally day-dreamed about what "heaven" will be like for me someday :) I didn't know anyone did that...I hope I live on the beach somewhere warm but not too hot and that there is tons of yummy food too (I LOVE eating). And of course about a million other things. That's funny about animals though, although I am not a huge animal person. I just like to watch my kids play with them.

Bar M U said...

I'll still like you! :)

Jene and Megan said...

I am with you on the dogs thing..too bad they will be there...!

Lindsey said...

Nathan said your hatred of animals will be what keeps you from living with them in heaven....so it sounds like you are set! LOL!!!!

FYI- We have called it a vagina since the day Hazel was born. I hate making up nicknames for private parts. She doesn't know it as anything else. :)