Listening to this, it seems to me that you knew him well!
Thank you, mountaincat. You actually made me smile for the first time in days! I can see him walking all over heaven, reuniting with family and friends and just being so excited by it all.
Reminds me of when my husband met my family at a gathering. Food set up in different rooms all over the house and lots and lots of people. He didn't really know anyone. We lost each other in the crowd, as I talked with relatives I hadn't seen in a while and my husband went off into another room and sat with some of older family members there, who happened to be military veterans, like he was. We met up at one of the buffet tables and I asked him if he was "okay". I will never forget his response: "Okay? Are you kidding me? We just went through WWI and the Great Depression and we're about to invade Normandy! I gotta get back there!" Then I knew he was having a great time.