There are no words to express what I feel for what you all have given me these past weeks. Please know I will never forget the love you've shared during this time when I have felt lost and broken. I will miss my mother for the rest of my life, but knowing she's with my dad again makes me smile. He's been waiting for his dancing partner for a very long time and I know the two of them did one of their jitterbugs they were so, so good at as he escorted her through those pearly gates. She's surrounded by friends and family she's been missing and I feel at peace knowing that she's home and in a better place.
Some of you have written to ask about a service for my mom.
We're not planning an immediate service, but there will be something in the future.
She requested cremation, and some "Hazel Ashes" will find their way here, there and yonder in some of her favorite places over time.
Right now what we're thinking is that we will take some of her remains to Atlanta to be placed next to daddy.
Probably there will just be an informal graveside service.
I will let everyone know details, of course.
Right now, we just don't know when that might be.
For those who are unable to attend, I'm hoping you'll raise a glass at the time of the service and share a thought or two of my mom with those of us who are there.
And no, it doesn't have to be her drink of choice - some of us just don't like Diet Pepsi.
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