Friday, April 30, 2010

Thank You for Your Beautiful Comments!

We had the visitation and the funeral for my mother-in-law last night. The line at the funeral home went down the hall and out the door for 2 solid hours. My husband has a huge family, his mom was a teacher, all of my husband's siblings have tons of friends, the churches (ours, our in-laws, and others in town) came out in great numbers, many of my family members came, etc...... The Methodist Church Choir sang a rendition of Amazing Grace and My Chains are Gone, and In the Garden. How inspiring! My mother-in-law's first cousin is a pastor of a Baptist Church. He and the Methodist pastor did the service together. It was beautifully done. It was not a tear jerker type funeral, thank God for this!
Today we have the grave side service. To me, this is always the hardest part.
All of our girls and their spouses and children are here at our house. That part is so much fun. The little girls are playing dress up in the room with me right now. They are so cute and sweet. Our Little Man is upstairs getting dressed, I think.

Thank you for all of your prayers and thoughts for our family. This blogger world is so wonderful!

14 comments:

Jan said...

My deepest sympathy on your recent loss. Prayers as you celebrate and remember her wonderful life. She will always live in the hearts of those she loved and who loved her.

Slipstitches said...

My mother went back to the Almighty Creator a year and a half ago so I feel your pain. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

beangirl said...

Julia, you are a blessed family to have so many loving people around you! It makes me smile.

KID, MD said...

I'm so glad that there were so many there to celebrate her life. Congratulations on your new addition!!

Donna said...

Hi Julia, My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was only two months ago that I lost my father. I pray the Lord will comfort you.

Angelia said...

She's with Jesus!! Which is a comfort and joy... but still the loss of someone close is so hard... while we wait here on earth...
My prayers are with you and your family.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad that it all went well.

Itch2stitch.com said...

It is so very sad, and my thoughts are still with you! It must be a comfort though to have such a lovely, big family around and little ones on the way too! Life is so precious, we really do need to savour every moment! Suzie xxx

gwensews said...

I am sorry for your loss. Having your family with you and your husband must bring comfort and joy.

Trudy Callan said...

She sounds like she was amazing woman with so many who loved her.

These are bitter,sweet times. Time for mourning on the one hand, and time with family on the other. I will continue to pray for you and your family's comfort and peace in the days to come; and I hope you have a wonderful time with these precious little grandbabies. What a blessing to have them all together at one time. Take lots of pictures and video to look back on.

Flamingo K said...

Our prayers continue for your family and you, Julia. The graveside ceremony has been the hardest for me as well, but I find it brings the largest degree of closure and comfort in the days to follow. Take care and take all the time you need knowing we will remain waiting for your return to the virtual world.

Jackie said...

I'm so thankful that you have such a wonderful loving community and family around you. Hugs.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

So sorry for your loss of your mother-in-law and so unexpectedly.
It is such a pleasure having met you even for short period of time and now on our blogs. So glad to hear your family all made it back safe and sound. Blessings always.

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