Sunday, October 17, 2010

if you were to ask me

what yesterday looked like, I would tell you....

black clothes and cool fall weather

my grandmother's wake

my grandmother's funeral

my tears, snot, and whatever makeup I had on all over my dad's suit coat

a white wine toast to my grandmother's life

a cemetery burial in the middle of beautiful fall leaves

a pink carnation placed on her casket

hundreds of people

hugs and laughter, tears and sobbing

my brother having three seizures

my brother-in-law having three seizures

piano and singing from the hymnal as a family

prayer

love & support

memories & pictures

more tears

a goodbye a promise to see her in heaven

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful...

Thanking God with you that you will see her again.

Been thinkin' of you and sending prayers to heaven for you.

Sarah said...

very moving. Sounds like a beautiful and emotional day to honor the life of a lovely woman.

Laura Darling said...

What a day that must have been. This may be weird, but I always sort of liked the actual day of the funeral. Especially my grandfather's. Even though it's heartbreaking, it always made me feel good because for one day, everything stops, and the focus of every thought is the one who has passed away. It is a day all about them, and I love that. It seems like after the funeral things just go back to normal. Peoople go back to work and school and meetings and appointments. The world keeps turning. Life goes on. But there is that one day where the whole world focused on my Poppop, and that always comforted me for some reason.

I apologize if that didn't make sense. But these days coming up in your life were always the hardest for me. The "life goes on" days. Because while it is true that it goes on, it's never quite the same. And that's just hard. So I will keep you in my prayers!

Arizona Mamma said...

Ahh. Sad, yet not. Right? I mean, completely sad that she has moved on, but not sad because she has so many who love her still, and she had a long life.

Still, it's sad to be left here with just her memory. :(

Arizona Mamma said...

Ahh. Sad, yet not. Right? I mean, completely sad that she has moved on, but not sad because she has so many who love her still, and she had a long life.

Still, it's sad to be left here with just her memory. :(

Laura said...

Sorry to hear this!