Sunday, April 26, 2009

Taking a little break ....

The past week has been indescribable...with the death of Russ, planning the funeral, moving my mother out of their home of 30 years (she couldn't stay in the house after he passed away there....), the funeral and burial - it's been surreal. I have drawn so much strength from the kindness of friends, family and God. I will take this week to redirect all my time and love towards my husband and children. I am saddened by the loss of Russ but I know that he would want me to turn and focus on the precious grandchildren that he so adored.

I have to mention how moving it was to have Russ buried with full military honors. Russ served his time during the Vietnam war. He was in the Navy on the USS Midway. These men proudly honored him with a 21 gun salute and taps. Two active Navy service men also presented my mother with a flag. It was a wonderful recognition for a great man.

4 comments:

The Wanless Family said...

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time!!

Kimberly said...

I am so touched by your post and you are truly blessed with a family graced by heaven! Love to you all! Kimberly

Shannon said...

Not to mention you have to barely feel you are over jet lag in some ways to. I am praying for you and your family.

strandfam said...

Praying for your beautiful family.
sending you love