Well, we made it up to Maryland for the funeral. The funeral was heartbreaking and yet humorous. The only consolation with this thing and China, was the box he came home in was pretty.
My father in law and mother in law set up the church. Hubby’s brother gave an emotional eulogy, it was funny and touching. There were ripples of laughter followed by tears, the music was beautiful, the church was beautiful. It was hard to deal with…
The celebration of life and party the next night was better. People sat and talked about hubby. The music was loud, just the type of music hubby loved. The food was great and it was handled by hubby’s brother John. There was a live band and little time to share stories and at first, it wasn’t what I had envisioned or what I wanted but as I looked around at everyone talking, laughing, singing… connecting, I realized hubby would have been happy with it. That made it okay.
Now, I am home. Trying to pick up my shattered pieces, trying to figure out what to do next. What job to pursue, where to live… I finally got a death certificate (Friday the 29th) and can start handling insurance claims.
I got to see and reconnect with some old family friends… and old friends. I got to take my son to see places that were important to me and hubby. Where hubby proposed, where my son came home from the hospital. His old school… we did get to have the meat sauce pizza from Pizza John’s like hubby had wanted. It was DELICIOUS… I’ll get the photos off my phone and share them as soon as I can.