Friday, September 14, 2012
Made it home around 7:30 tonight. Had a wonderful time. It was a celebration of the life of my Uncle. He was 93! My Aunt is doing OK. She is 90 and a positive, happy person. The minister was caught in traffic coming from St Louis and called to say he would be about 10 minutes late. My Aunt said that's OK Harold isn't going anywhere! She enjoyed all the family together. She has 5 children...with spouses, their children and some great grandchildren and nieces and their families...she enjoyed the visiting with everyone all the while encouraging us to keep the family together and get together at other times besides funerals. What an inspiration to model aging after. I know she will feel a great loss...as she and my Uncle dearly loved each other...yet she knows God's plan and is ready for the next phase of life...not belittling the grief...but moving forward.
Found out sad news on our way out. The birth mother for my son and daughter in law's baby they were supposed to adopt...backed out and has mysteriously disappeared and moved. So they are devestated right now...but both are busy at work and that helps to keep them moving forward. They know they will get beyond this....but right now it is so painful for them. They so long for a baby. God has a plan and I am thankful it is now and not later after they had held the baby. It is a time I wish I could take away some of the pain or do something to help them...and you just have to love your kids and let them get through this season of their lives.
Hope to upload pictures of our family gathering....