Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Gramma

Gramma's funeral was so perfectly fit for her.
She loved to be out in the sunshine,
and so there we sat--
uncovered in the blazing southern sun.
Every single one of us left with a sunburn...
it was like Gramma sealed us with a final kiss goodbye.

She wanted the graveside service to be small,
keeping it within her immediate family.

It was a very intimate, and safe place--
where we took turns sharing our favorite memories of her.
We laughed, and cried, and felt grateful to be a part of her life.
We all know her so well, 
and love her for every quirky little thing about her.
  In between tributes, two gospel singers sang: 
His Eye Is On The Sparrow, The Old Rugged Cross, How Great Thou Art,
In the Garden, and The Lord’s Prayer.
They were incredible!

Uncle Terry offered a beautiful prayer to dedicate
 Gramma's final resting place.
Everyone placed a rose on her casket and said goodbye.

Gramma's funeral was not dark and dreary,
 as I would imagine any funeral would be.
It was colorful, and vibrant,
and full of life-- and hope.

She was one of a kind,
and the world will miss her sparkly,
glittery personality.

There is no doubt in my mind that I will see her again someday,
and I hope that when I do see her again, 
I'll find that she's claimed her mansion in heaven...
and there she'll be-- rocking on her big old wrap-around porch.


grandma to 16 said...

this is beautiful, Stacey ~ I'm sure she was there and enjoying every minute of that amazing tribute and colorful gorgeous flowers~~

Cathy Bubert said...

So, so BEAUTIFUL Stacey! I really feel like I was there and can imagine every sweet moment of Grandma Camille's celebration. You are such a blessing to us with your wonderful words and photos.

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