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Mom's Memorial

Monday, May 05, 2008

Well, it went better than I had hoped. I actually held it together & managed to read my poem without bawling. It helped that my oldest granddaughter, Kaitlin, read a poem she had written, also. She's only 9, but has wisdom beyond her years.

We first went to the cemetery (in the pouring rain) and had a service. My sister had bought roses for each member of the family to place in the grave around the urn. Mom's great-grandchildren, grandchildren, children & spouses placed a rose there. As we were doing that, a bird broke into song! I said, "Mom's singing to us!"

We then went to the church & gathered in the parlor until time for the service. It was very nicely done! Rev. Henry did a fine job. Afterwards we got to catch up with friends & relatives from near & far. It just seems so final, but also was very comforting. Good grief, I'm going to miss her!

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    I'm so proud of you. I'm happy for you that it is over - and you can begin your journey of living with your mom within you.

    I hope that you will feel her presence within your heart and hear her in your head (that's what Emma says, and now I hear my mama there) and that wonderful memories will permeate your life so that you can share her wonder with your family and us.

    I fell apart after the memorial, so don't worry if you do. It's a journey - and it's not linear.

    We're always here for you -

    Heart's love and hugs,

    PS thank you for the goodie - I will continue to pray for you!
    3668 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2008 4:19:15 PM
    I'm glad that you made it through your Mom's memorial service and that you shared it with us. It's sounds like it was absolutely beautiful and touching. It's also sounds wonderfully comforting to be surrounded by your family sharing that difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. emoticon
    3668 days ago
    It sounds like it went very well and was touching. That is sweet that your granddaughter read a poem. What a wonderful thing to do! I am glad for you that you were also able to read a poem. That can be an emotional time...good for you! I hope you are feeling at peace after the memorial. Blessings to you, Jem emoticon
    3669 days ago
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