Thursday, January 13, 2011


Yesterday felt like being surrounded with a lovely soft cocoon of love.
Even with the tears.
I don't want it to go away.

It was a perfect day in Arizona.
Sunshine with a few floaty clouds.
Beautiful music at the funeral home.
My best peeps in the WHOLE world around Amy & Bret.
Time to hold and cuddle sweet Ella.
Admire her beautiful dress.
Explain Heavenly Father's plan to little kiddies.
Beautiful pink roses on a tiny white casket.

It seemed like we got all the green lights to the cemetery.
An incredibly gorgeous program created by Jen.
Surrounded by those we love,
Sweet words of testimony.
Prayers of faith.
Consoling hugs given.

One of the best moments for me was when my sister-in-law,
herself a grandma to 17 beautiful grandbabies, (I hope I got the number right)
hugged me so tight-
I felt our spirits connect-
I felt her sorrow at the loss of a beloved grandchild.
Knowing how she would feel if it were her.

A wonderful luncheon.
With time to visit with family.
Great service rendered.
And they don't call it comfort food for nuthin!

A lovely soft cocoon of love.


Reno said...


angieinpink said...

[so] beautiful. tears.

my heart was definitely with you, friend.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I am so glad everything went well and a spirit of peace and love was felt. You were in our prayers.

Connie said...

What a beautiful way to describe your feelings.
Glad it turned out so lovely.

Lisa said...

It really was a beautiful and spiritual experience.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts were with you all day long. We are so happy it was such a beautiful day for you all. Your wonderful family has made this a very spiritual and inspiring experience for everyone and we thank you for your beautiful example. Sending much love across the many waters.

Kerin said...

So glad for you that you were able to feel a measure of peace.

Alice Wills Gold said...

I really think I have that

mourn with those that mourn

thing down pat.

Tears. I would be like the sister in law, crying with you, knowing how it must feel, because I feel it too.

I learned something important last month. Everything that God makes us endure, every trial, every weakness, He will consecrate for our God. Think about it. He will make it turn for our good.

I truly believe that when your daughter gets to raise this angel in the millineum, all the pain she is enduring now will be turned to unimaginable joyous that only God could have created it. Only God can consecrate this heartbreak. And He will. I am sure of it.

But until then, I mourn with you and your daughter, because you are my sisters in the gospel. And I feel the pain with you.

And I hope to one day rejoice with you also. And I cannot imagine a sweeter reunion.

God bless you all. May he hold you in the palm of His hand.

Suzie said...

You expressed very well-I can feel the beauty in that day.