Robert was already here and then Nancy, Paul and Cole flew up for a visit so that we were able to have a small family gathering at the grave on friday. Nancy's good friend, Julianna, joined us and of course my neighbor, Nilda, who was one of mom's dearest friends and stood up for her when mom married my stepdad. It was a small gathering and after both sets of cremains were safely in the ground I chose to read from the Bible and then we all took turns having our time to say our final goodbye.
I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do but on thursday I decided that it might be a good idea to use the same exact reading that mom had asked me to read at her wedding to my stepdad back in 1992 and since it spoke of LOVE I thought it would be fitting since now mom is resting and is at peace with both of her husbands. I read from the book of Corinthians...well I'm sure most of you know it...the last of it goes like this...But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Love certainly describes my mom...she loved with her whole heart and soul and always made you feel loved and special no matter what. I know that now she is resting and is with her 2 loves and soulmates. Rest in peace, mother...I miss you so very much but I know that you are in a better place and that you are happy.
There are just so many good photos that we got from this past weekend so I'll just post a few.
Aunt Nancy giving Alex a hug after getting off the plane, this was Alex's first time seeing his new baby cousin and he was pretty excited to see Cole.
Nancy's Co-Workers all chipped in and sent us a beautiful arrangement and chocolate covered strawberries from Edible arrangements, what a wonderful treat for all of us to enjoy.