We, my loyal Padawan and my dear friend from Louisiana are here with me slogging through the final preparations for my Mother's memorial service. I am thankful that the LORD prepared me with the skills to put together these types of functions far before I needed to do it while still in the shocked numbness of knowing my beloved Mom is gone.
|part of the memory table mock-up|
Everyone keeps telling me that my Mom would be well-pleased with what we are putting together. I also know that it is going to be beyond difficult for my Dad to see, hear and receive all of the pieces we have gathered. Her life is his life, too. *just letting that sink in* Now, he has to put together a new life without her. I'm committed to helping him do that - I love him so much.
Anyway, enough of the deep thoughts for now. On a lighter note, my Padawan and I picked up our southern friend from the airport yesterday. On a whim, I awoke yesterday morning with the distinct thought that we needed to meet her as Jedi. Fun, huh? She did ask me how many Jedi were going to meet her at the airport, after all. Well, the answer was two! She was pretty surprised, I have to say. *smile* (I always hate using someone else's camera, and I forgot mine. This is the best shot I got of Padawan helping at baggage claim. We sure got some interesting looks!)
So, onward and upward with the final checklist for the memorial; we are also trying to fit in a little fun while we are all together...G-d willing.