Monday, May 11, 2009
The Days After
I am really thankful for how God blessed us during the time of the funeral of Mom. The time he allowed us to spend at her bedside with my brothers and sisters and aunt and uncle were a blessed time of sharing and memories. Also the sharing with mom, encouraging and singing to her. Julie took pictures of hand holding with Mom for each of us and displayed them along with many items Mom had made. Michael, Clay and Julie, and Lori put pictures that me and my siblings had chosen of Mom with different people and made a video backed by music that my deceased sister had sung with a friend many years ago. My sister, Jana, had the idea to create an afghan with all of us making stitches in it while sitting with Mom. Sisters Jana and Sandy, and Julie did the majority of it, purple and lavendar of course and finished it 2 days before she died. It was used as a wrap for Mom. Several of the grandchildren sang as a group at the funeral. We all wore lavendar, including my brothers. Lori and Julie finished the service with "Fly to Jesus". The funeral directors were super, allowing us to help fold the bedding around Mom and gently lay her to rest. They also did a super job of elegantly displaying pictures and items Mom had made over the years. Thanks for your prayers and please continue. Several of us had a rough day today.