Big Orange Life Jackets
I know something now. Wherever Heaven is, you'll find kids in big orange life jackets. Adults will be punished for wearing them; but children, as a Heavenly rule, must wear big orange life jackets. Yes, I know we won't need to worry about them drowning or anything in Heaven, but the rule will still be in force. Big orange life jackets seem to make even the homeliest of kids cute. In those big, orange foam pouches is a certain joy that includes family, water, boats, fishing, rock throwing/skipping, camp fires, swimming and a beautiful world you'd forgotten about while sweeping the floor at home.
It seems a family vacation is always too expensive, too time consuming, too far to drive--but it seems when I decide it's worth it, it really, really is.