As odd a connection as it may seem to you, today I thought of what it might be like when we are waiting to meet our Savior and our Heavenly Father again. I imagine it will be MUCH more reverent than celebrity lines at Comic Con. :-) But I believe the excitement, anticipation, giddiness, awe, nervousness, and maybe even sense of the surreal will attend us. I think it will for me. I look forward to that day so much. I mean, today I met an actress who has been a part of my entire life. Her movies have been around longer than I have been alive. And when we used to play Star Wars in our child games, I was always Leia. I wanted my mother to fix my hair like hers in 1st grade. (Didn't quite turn out, but I was still so pleased that I could emulate her in some way.) I portrayed her in high school in a ward/stake roadshow. I attempted another Leia costume just 2 years ago (another failure, but I plan to achieve it some time). The excitement was pretty strong.
But to meet my Redeemer again? To be with my Father again? These two whom I knew long before my life here on earth. The two who know me better than any one else ever could. I have longed to see them again ever since I left their presence. Their existence and influence have had the greatest impact on my life than anything else. So the excitement to see them again? Beyond what I can describe. When it finally arrives, I may be bursting inside. More so than ever I could with mere celebrities.
So, yes, today I met a couple of famous people and will always be excited and giddy that I did. But it will never match the anticipation and joy related to the most important Meet-and-Greet I will ever experience in this life or the next.