My father in law went into the hospital 2 weeks ago with kidney failure and passed away a week later. He was 90. Just this past Friday was the funeral, so it has been a long 2 weeks for my husband's family. But the funeral service was lovely, and the reception after was a celebration of his life.
What I will take away from the day was the number of people who did not know Mike who came to the funeral and reception simply because they knew one of us, the family members. I was very touched to see these people and it sure made me realize how important it is to show respect that way. I will always remember seeing those friends there, and the kindness they displayed by taking time out of their day to come to the funeral as it is something that is not easy to do.
Thank you friends, and rest in peace Mike.