The Memorial

Well, we finally  had a memorial celebrating our dad’s life and it was wonderful! The most amazing aspect was all the family that gathered together at our house. My 3 sisters with their crews arrived Friday. More cousins joined us and we all ate pizza! …I think I counted 25.

With threat of icy roads, we finally found beds late! Saturday was cold, but clear. The funeral home filled up with familiar faces from the past. So many hugs, funny stories and sweet eulogies. Great visiting ended too soon. Papa would’ve loved it!

Back at our house I counted more than 40 for BBQ. Cousins, cousins, cousins galore. The DVD slide-show played over and over as we caught up on many lost years. Why does it take a death to bring family together? Before we realized, it was 12am!

Sunday, church on-line with coffee, quiche and quietly visiting with grandma. Family gathered again for lunch, this time at a restaurant. Too fun, all of it. Too short. Too sad to have it end. If I could’ve- I would’ve done it years ago, before they got sick.

Celebrate life! Throw a party, invite family, take lots of pictures and write down all the contact information you can gather. The clean up will be worth it.

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” anonymous

ForGlorySake! Anna

Memorial Celebration
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