"It maketh not much what way we go to heaven; the happy home is all, where the roughness of the way shall be forgotten. He is gone Home to a friend's house, and made welcome, and the race is ended." - Samuel Rutherford | The Loveliness of Christ
It was a comfort in a way to see these same flowers blooming in my parents' yard that were blooming at the time my Dad went to Heaven.
As believers, no matter how we transition from our earthly bodies to our final Home, the welcome is the same. Our Friend and Father awaits our arrival.