"Take comfort that those who surround you and love you will wrap you in their arms and keep your heart warm in your time of need"
I guess. Unless I'm plagiarizing
I just thought of that this morning after reflecting on yesterday's events.
The many friends and family who came to say their last respects to my mom.
What a beautiful service it was and how beautiful she was.
We lined the casket with her handmade clothes and tucked the wooden cross that my father made into her hand.
She was wearing her "angel gown"
She is at peace.
And I took comfort. My friends and family gathered around me as I made the difficult but gratifying choice to speak.
It's amazing how you need your friends and family during such difficult times,,,how you welcome them with open arms, even the most independant people become vulnerable. At the end of the service my youngest Callen and niece Ally sang the MOST beautiful version of "Amazing Grace" I'd ever heard.
We had a little impromptu photo session yesterday before the service.
I want to thank my sweet Cindy for coming and slaving over a grill in the freezing cold weather to provide us with some wonderful tenderloins. My mom's favorite meal! We all gathered together on Saturday and ate to our hearts content. I sent Cindy home early before the funeral because the weather here in the South has turned quite treacherous.
I promise I didn't wear the duck shoes. (but don't they look cute????)
"W" was comforted by his lil man
then both of his faves.
oh the love!
and then I got a lil "E" lovin
Um,,,,,we barely made it home last night. Serious folks,,,,,it was extremely dangerous to say the least.
As a matter of fact,,,,I almost didn't recognize my home.
I do know this....today I get to take down this...ugh. Back to life as I know it!
Anywhoo. I'm good! I'm happy, I'm at peace and I am comforted knowing that I have many friends and family who will get me through the grieving process.
Thank you all for your love and support.
have a wonderful Monday y'all!