“Heaven! I’m in Heaven!”

Irving Berlin’s song, “*Cheek to Cheek,” was one of Mom’s and Dad’s favorite dance tunes. In fact, when Mom and I were planning her funeral, she asked that it be the last song played as everyone was leaving the church. On that day, there were many smiles as people remembered Mom and Dad dancing.

Just yesterday the Crankee Yankee and I were starting to plant in the raised beds. We managed to put in the peas, beets and also a beautiful lilac bush a dear friend of ours gave us in memory of both Mom and Dad.

As we worked in the morning sun, I heard “Cheek to Cheek” sung by Louis Armstrong on the radio. Now if that isn’t a sign from above, I don’t know what is. At that moment I knew that Mom and Dad are still dancing, and that they are more in love than ever.

There are miracles, signs and wonders everywhere. Sometimes all you need to do is listen.

*The lyrics follow:

“Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Oh I love to climb a mountain
And reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill me half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

Oh I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek
But I don’t enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

(Come on and) dance with me
I want my arms about you
That those charms about you
Will carry me through

(Right up) to heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing, out together dancing
Out together dancing cheek to cheek!”

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