Texting from Heaven

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Turn-Key Properties LLC, Missouri and Kansas Real Estate

A few weeks ago my granddaughter sent me a message on Facebook, she wanted to make sure I did not leave her out of our annual sled riding event. Being a true redneck sled riding at my house usually involves several sleds hooked up behind a 4-wheel drive vehicle hauling ass through the horse pastures.

For several years this has been a tradition in our family, no where else can my grand-kids and their friends risk life and limb being towed on a plastic sled behind a 1991 Geo Tracker covered in Mossy Oak Camouflage at speeds up to 30 miles an hour.

Now for the faint of heart we do allow spectators to stand back and observe, later we usually serve freshly massacred venison and some kind of potatoes covered with a lot of cheese and bacon.

Tonight I sent Aubrie a text message telling her I had purchased two new sleds for this years event. She responded "Who is this"... I sent back a text "POP"... a few minutes later I got a text the said "From Heaven".pop.

Wow! I was confused, after a few seconds my cell phone rang, it said Aubrie, I thought oh she's calling me about sledding this winter. The little girl on the other end said timidly, "who is this"?

I said "Pop", she answered timidly, "Who"?, I said is this Aubrie?

After a pause she said, "No, who is this".

Realizing this was not my granddaughter I apologized and said, I'm sorry I you must have my granddaughters old phone number. I'm really sorry I called the wrong number.

I felt so bad, this poor little girl thought she got a text message from her POP in Heaven. I feel lower than a snakes belly.

I wanted to call her back and console her, but I just don't know what to say.

Sorry sweetie, I'm not that POP! but I'm sure if they had cell phones in Heaven he would still be texting you! :(




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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Ben, I was not expecting the story to go the direction it did.  I would not know what to say either.

Nov 17, 2010 03:18 PM #1
Ben Edsall
Turn-Key Properties LLC, Missouri and Kansas Real Estate - Kansas City, MO

I just didn't know what to say, I felt so bad, The poor kid thought I was her POP, I wish I could make her feel better.

I can't imagine the feeling she had when she got the first text message..

I so want to reach out to her and give her a big hug!


Nov 17, 2010 03:37 PM #2
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

You have a great big heart - I thank you for sharing this story - and yes people would text if they could - from both places

Nov 17, 2010 04:36 PM #3
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Ben - what a bittersweet experience, thanks for sharing with us. My heart goes out to that young girl. Ummm, massacred venison and cheesy potatoes.

Nov 18, 2010 01:12 AM #4
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Wow, what an unfortunate happenstance!  Oh, I feel for that little girl.

Nov 18, 2010 08:39 AM #5
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

For a moment there, she believed that you were her Pop in Heavan. Well, at least she still knows Pop is in Heaven, whether or not he can text her from there.

Feb 03, 2011 01:02 AM #6
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