Well, I Hope You’re Happy

I sarcastically thought that a million times – aimed at my parents – when I was a teenager. I may have even said it, although it was either under my breath or well out of earshot.

Well, I hope you’re happy.

Now that my parents are both gone, I say it gladly, proudly and out loud.

I hope you’re happy.

Mom and Dad, I know that you are happy through the mercy of God, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is my prerogative to wish you well – the very best, in fact.

When Scott Carpenter the astronaut died, John Glenn rephrased the wish Scott had given to him.


It’s a wonderful expression.

“Godspeed and God-dwell, Mom and Dad.”

And, well, I hope you’re happy.



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