Saturday, September 29, 2007

Just touching base...

Just wanted to pop in and say hello to all of my bloggin' buddies.

It's been a hectic last few days with all the funeral planning/events. I was in charge of making the photo boards to have on display at the reviewal and funeral. That was a ton of work. I wanted to take a picture of the boards to show on my blog, but I forgot to take any before we took them to the funeral home yesterday. I will make sure I get some pictures of them today. They were a hit last night at the reviewal--people love looking at pictures, and we certainly had some great ones to choose from.

I also had to whip up a program for the funeral today. Not having ever planned a funeral before, we thought the church typed one up, but our church does not. So, I offered to make something myself using Photoshop. Everyone was happy with how it turned out!

The funeral is at 12n today at our church. As I said before, the boys are pallbearers. My husband will give one of the eulogies. After that, we'll have a light luncheon in the church fellowship hall, then we'll drive 1 1/2 hours to the burial sight, which is at a small church cemetary where Muriel grew up. We'll have a coffee reception there for the town folks, and then we'll be done. This stuff is so exhausting! At the reviewal last night my feet were ACHING from standing so much! Today will be another long one. I'm hoping to be laying on my couch in front of the tube tonight by 8p. That might be pushing it, but a girl can only hope, can't she?

Hugs,
Amy

p.s. This is a photo of my husband's family at Christmas two years ago. It was the last Christmas we were all together. We were visiting Doug's sister in Wash. DC.

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family...one to be very proud of. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. It will be a tough day I am sure.

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  2. Wow - you've done an lot of work - but it sounds like it was appreciated. I know this will be an exhausting day for you. Just know you will be lifted in prayer each time the Lord brings you to our minds!

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  3. My thoughts are with you all today. Drawing strength from eachother will get you through this difficult day. Hope you do get the chance to relax tonight! :0)

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  4. Gosh, what a wonderful photo. Love comes shining through!

    I know this will be a long day, and it looks like you started so early, too.

    I'm thinking of you.

    Annette

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  5. My deepest sympathies for your family. I'm a long-time lurker & just had to comment. My mother left this earth just over a month ago and I so understand all the busy business that a funeral entails. Be sure you all rest soon.

    With heartfelt prayers,

    Julie

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  6. I hope you're vegging on the couch tonight too! Sending you hugs!

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  7. Cindy H.1:34 PM

    Thinking about you and your family today with sympathy.

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  8. Hang in there. Yes, times like this are so exhausting both emotionally and physically and you have done so much work!!! Thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family!

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  9. You have a beautiful family. It sounds like you have been really really busy! I hope everything goes exactly how you want it to! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  10. My thought’s & prays are still with you & yours

    Hugya
    *G*

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  11. Amandavp12:50 PM

    You have a beautiful, beautiful family. You continue to be in my prayers.

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  12. Amy,

    I will pray for you and your family. It is so good to know that you MIL is with Jesus and in the only true peace there is.

    God Bless all of you,
    Judi Harvey

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  13. lacyquilter6:15 PM

    Big Hugs to you today. I know how physically and emotionally exhausting this time is for you and your family.

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  15. I have been thinking about you all weekend....your in my prayers. What a beautiful family portrait....hugs to you and your family.

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  16. Hi Amy,
    Just popping in to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hopefully you and your family have managed to get some rest during this stressful time. Knowing you, your picture boards and the program turned out beautiful- even though it was probably a lot of work, it must have made you feel good to put those together. I bet a lot of memories came flooding through when you were selecting pictures.
    "They are not gone who live in the hearts of others." -Native American Proverb
    Have a good week and make sure to take care of yourself!
    Hugs,
    Anette(snowmom13)

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