What a gift.
We gave her the send off she wanted and it made our lives better not to wonder what she wanted.
We all laughed, cried and shared stories and most of all felt her there with us. She would have loved the service.
I could hear her singing as if she was there with us, smiling and chuckling when the pastor stumbled on a word and as he laughed at himself he said Louise would have been pointing down from the choir at him, I am sure she was.
She was there with us and we will carry her with us always.
This was our view yesterday morning as we left a B&B in the Va. Mountains. I had paid and booked the retreat months before we knew we would have a service last weekend. We left family and friends and with raw emotion traveled to the Va. mountains.
It cleansed us. We slowed down and walked, talked, drove the parkway, hiked to see a waterfall and just took in the beauty of nature and knew we walked with our past love ones. What is it about water that clears and frees your mind?
|the view from the B&B|
|the view from our beer tasting|
|the view of the waterfall|
|the chicken coop- do you think they watch the animal planet or the history channel?|
|Our room at the B&B- fancy huh?|
|My mother's people??? Maybe...|
Today is a day to step lightly back to work.
We are happy that we put in extra time last fall and throughout the winter months to give us the time to take a week off.
I hope to post more pottery pictures soon.
Right now I am still in the comfort of family love.
Cheers to you all,