Wednesday, December 24, 2008
If you manage to hold it together all the way through....the military honors will get you in the end.
My father passed away on the 18th. My sister and I both made it to Arkansas and were there at the time. We pulled it together and took care of the arrangements, did a gathering Sunday and on Monday, the 22nd, we had the funeral at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. It was a balmy 18 degrees outside.
We were surprised at the amount of family and friends that managed to make it. Being the time of year that it is, we really didn't expect it. It was so great to see them all.
For Christmas we are regrouping and spending the holiday in Texas. Mom came home with us. We will return to Arkansas after the holidays to finish up business.
A big thank you for all the prayers of my friends. I felt their coverage throughout the whole week.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas tomorrow, surrounded by their loved ones. Hold them tight!