Several hundred smiling Mexican children line the pathway. They shake pink and blue balloons with the same kind of a vigor you’d expect from too much caffeine. As we hike up the path, the children greet us, one by one, with handshakes and hugs. We trek along the cheerful pathway of bouncing balloons and happy children toward a huge arching banner with the words “Bienvenidos” (welcome).
This is how I expect heaven will be ~ a jubilant greeting of happiness and joy full of children and colorful balloons. Perhaps heaven will be a little warmer, as my three sweatshirts did not keep me warm.