Thursday, 13 August 2015

Funeral Went Well

The flowers were amazing.  No-one came to the house.  There was far too much food.  Lots of good memories were shared with lovely people, lovely friends, lovely family.

Bear was really good.  He was in church during the service, then me and my brother went to the crematorium while everyone else went on to the wake.  This evening bear said that he was really sad that his grandad had died and he had no more tears left for the rest of his life, but next party could it be like the afterwards bit because the chicken wings were awesome.  My cousins really looked after him.

The minister was lovely, the service went well, the undertakers all knew father - it was a warm and loving time.  There were sweeties on the alter, because father always went to church with a pocket full of sweets for the kids (and the adults).

Tomorrow I start again.  The funeral draws a line.  I just want to share the verse that was used in the funeral:

2 Corinthians 9:7 Let every man give according to the purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Father was a cheerful giver.  He is very much missed.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds a beautiful service fitting a lovely father. I pray only sweet memories fill your heart. A good reminder to us all to remember to be cheerful givers.

  2. It sounds as if it went really well, and I hope it was as you wanted it to be. Have been thinking of you often, and send hugs xx

  3. Apart from the fact that it was a funeral, it sounds lovely. What a great send off for your father. It makes such a difference that the minister and the understakers actually knew him. The sweeties was a special touch.
    Thinking of you

  4. Have been thinking of you and your family at this sad time. May the love of those around you and good memories of your father sustain you as you move forward through this chapter in your lives. Nanny Anny in Canada

  5. I'm glad it went well, a celebration of a life well lived.

  6. Sounds like it was a wonderful celebration of your father's life.