Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Potpourri

Do you know what potpourri is?  It is a mixture of dried flowers and fragrant plants mixed together that gives off a fragrant aroma.  Well this post is my potpourri of our time in Oklahoma. Our family had gathered together to say goodbye to our Pop and Gramps, yet there were many sweet moments together,  just as fragrant as any basket of potpourri.

Gramps' Funeral

Gramps' Funeral

This gathering was after the afternoon after the Memorial Service.  Grams asked Lewis to read some of the cards that people filled out, sharing some memory of Gramps.  Of course it spurred a few funny family stories.

Gramps' Funeral Uncle Lewis and Elaine

Gramps' FuneralCheerios time with Grandpa 

Gramps' Funeral Kenny, Elaine, Wes and Ben   Gramps' Funeral

Kaylah and Elaine

Gramps' Funeral

Whitney and Elaine

 

Gramps' FuneralGrams and Elaine…love this!

Gramps' Funeral Bunny and Elaine.  She had been up since 2:30 am to travel from New York and had only a few cat naps.  Finally she crashed!

Did you notice all of the above pictures had something in common? That’s right, that sweet baby girl, Elaine!  I didn’t get to hold her as much on this quick visit but I enjoyed watching the other family members get to know her.  It was kind of a silver lining to the occasion!

Gramps' Funeral Kaylah, Andrea, Wesley, Nicole

Gramps' Funeral Andrea and Gramsie had a precious visit

Gramps' Funeral Cousins and a friend, Lauren Hendrickson

Gramps' Funeral

Gramps' Funeral  Sequence, Phase 10 and Rook…not for the faint of heart!

Gramps' Funeral        I should have gotten in on this!

Gramps' Funeral

Grandkids being goofy… and Grams wants out!

Gramps' Funeral

We left Monday morning for home. Over the years we have made a lot of visits to Mom and Pop, Grams and Gramps.  Whenever we piled into the car and turned to give a last wave, there was Mom and Pop, waving and Mom choking back the tears.  It kind of caught me off guard as I got into the truck Monday and turned back to wave, and there stood Mom,  now alone, giving the wave!  Our family has changed.  I know there will be many of those moments in the future.  Some will be more difficult than others, but God will be there with us, strengthening, and comforting us until we all are reunited in Eternity!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Good pictures. Good comparison to potpourri. And you can hold her a lot in November!

Sherry said...

I so-o look forward to that Andrea!

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