I thank you all who left such kind words here.
And for the emails that came to comfort.
The mailbox has been full of beautiful cards offered in comfort and sympathy.
We've been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love- casseroles, flowers, phone calls, cards, visits. Blessings, each and every one of them.
We made it. Everyone was dressed appropriately in ironed clothes with well fitting shoes. Final words were read. Prayers went up. Flowers were moved from the funeral home to the cemetary. Dress clothes were cast asside by children all to anxious to get outside and play with their cousins. Food was prepared and served and cleaned up. Desserts were eaten. Laughs were heard. Tears were shed. Table clothes were washed and put back into cabinets. Beautiful serving dishes washed by serving hands. All done.
And now the hard part begins.