Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rest in Peace, Mike

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. 

8 comments:

Crafty Mama said...

I'm so sorry Annie:-*( May God give your family comfort in your sorrow. {{HUGS}}

sunny said...

I'm sorry for your loss, and that you were comforted by the presence of your friends. Funerals are for the living.

Darlene said...

Terribly sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts.

Mariliz said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

Wendy said...

Warm hugs to you and tour family. I'm glad you have so many caring friends nearby.

Mad about Craft said...

So sorry for your family's loss

Cheryl said...

Condolences to your family. I am glad the gathering of friends brought you comfort.

joan said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family. May the sadness you feel at the loss of your father-in-law be soon replaced by warm memories.Hugs....

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