Thread 11: A Letter to Mom & Dad from Camp Heaven

This is the first chance I had to write to you. I’m sorry if I made you worry. I want you to know that all is well and I arrived safe and sound at Camp Heaven. Everything around me is more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. The trip was short. I got here just after I closed my eyes and fell asleep. It was as if no time had past at all. I miss you so very much. I was told to tell you it wasn’t goodbye because I would be seeing you soon. Please mention this letter to all my relatives, friends at home, and at school. I arrived standing before a huge gate. A Beautiful Angel was there waiting to greet me; he had very large wide wings protruding from his shoulders and was wearing a whiter than snow robe with a golden sash around his waist. A halo circled above his head; his whole being glowed as bright as the sun. I was able to see his face; it was unlike any face I had ever seen before… perfect, soft, and gentle. He greeted me with a loving smile. I asked him who he was; he answered with a low echoed voice:

“My name is Gabriel. I am an Archangel and Messenger of God.”

I could hardly believe what I was seeing: a real live Angel! He extended his arms to me; I rushed and fell right into them. He embraced and held me tight, then said:

“Welcome home Michael.”

While in his arms I was overcome with a profound love, peace, and joy which encompassed my whole body. Mom and Dad, don’t feel bad but the love I felt was a thousand times stronger than anything I ever experienced before. He then said:

“Come Michael, all your brothers and sisters are eager to see and greet you. Grab on to my cloak.”

We traveled through the air for a short while and landed on this huge outdoor arena that looked like a King’s Palace all shiny and bright. A large group of men, women and children had gathered. There were all kinds of animals milling around… doggies too. I was thrilled to see doggies. I saw lots of Black Labs, just like our Smoky Bear. Gabriel put his arm around my shoulder and announced:

“Children, this is your new brother Michael; welcome him home!” Everyone cheered and applauded louder than a crowd at a sports stadium; they all came to greet me and gave me lots of hugs and kisses. I felt like a Super Star! Gabriel then said: “OK, enough kissing and hugging, it’s time to celebrate!”

I started hearing the sound of music playing but didn’t know where it was coming from. I looked up; descending from the sky was an army of Celestial Angels playing the most beautiful and enchanting music I had ever heard. Each of them had different instruments: trumpets, harps, bells, and others instruments I had never heard or seen before. The music permeated the entire palace. Then, all of a sudden, I see this gigantic table and chairs appear in the center of the palace that glistened like diamonds. The table was longer than a football field and was filled with a huge assortment of food and treats. I never saw such a display of food on one table before. Gabriel, seated at the head table stood, lifted his wine glass high and said:

“Children, I hereby propose a toast to welcome the arrival of God’s new adopted son, our new brother, and new addition to The Family of God, Michael!”

The crowd lifted their glasses and shouted: “Here! Here!” And sipped the wine. The Angels started playing a tremendous joyous sounding song. Everyone started shouting and repeating: “Welcome Home Michael! Welcome Home! Michael!” Gabriel then said: “Hallelujah! It’s time to eat, drink, and be merry! Let the celebration and feast begin!”

Mom and Dad, it’s more wonderful here than words can express! Although I miss you, Dad, and all my friends very much, please know that I am as happy as I ever could possibly have imagined. It’s like an everlasting party: Everyone dancing, laughing, filled with joy, and truly showing their love and concern toward one another. Gabriel told me this is to be my New Home and Family. I can stay here forever and never have to worry again about getting sick, growing old, or have bad things happen. Please be well. Take care of yourself and above all don’t worry. It’s just like when you sent me away to those other camps for the summer, except this camp is the greatest one of them all and I won’t ever have to leave. I am in Paradise and here is where I was meant to be, where I belong, and where I will live in love forever and ever!

Well, I gotta go now; they’re calling my name to join in on another exciting outdoor game. I’ll try to write again soon but it’s hard to stop from all the fun I’m having. I love you both so very much!

Your son,

Copyright © December 20, 2012 Milton Lopez Delgado
A son sends a letter to his Mom and Dad from Camp Heaven to assure them that he’s alive, happy and doing just fine.



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