Memories

This past weekend we said a last good-bye to my father-in-law.  He had always wanted a burial at sea so family young and old came together and went out on the choppy seas in the Gulf of Mexico to scatter his ashes and remember.  It was not a smooth trip, several of the young ones became quite green.  Memories were shared and tears shed for a father, son, brother and grandfather who was very much-loved.  It was difficult for a 94-year-old father to have his son die before him.  It was hard for two brothers (the third was in the hospital and did not make it) to remember their other brother.  It was hard for two brothers and a sister to remember their father.  It was hard for grandsons and granddaughters to remember their Grandpa, several whom are very young and may not have memories of him later.  It was difficult for all of us to say good-bye.  But because of the Grace that God our Father bestowed upon him, we know where he is.  That is comforting and I thank my Father.

 

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2 thoughts on “Memories

  1. Juana Mikels says:

    Beautiful tribute to your father-in-law! I know He and the Lord were honored as you all remembered Him!

  2. Mia says:

    It truly is such a consolation when we know where our loved ones are when they go Home. Thank you for allowing us into your family’s sorrow and for sharing your grandfather.
    Blessings from Juanna’s linky.
    Mia

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