I couldn't listen to John Prine for a day or two but last night 'When I get to Heaven' kept running through my head.
"And then I'm gonna get a cocktail, vodka and ginger ale…"
I pulled up the video and found I could indeed listen to it and smile a little bit.
This morning I sent the video to a friend and she told me it cheered her immensely. Later Owen came downstairs and I made him watch the video. It felt so good as he sang along to it. Then we realized Ernie was crying. He went into the kitchen to wipe his eyes. Owen sang along to the rest of it and then I said, "Go give your father a kiss." So he did.
I love my boys so much. All three of them. And John Prine too.