Re: Prayers for Mom
Thanks again guys. Today's service was beautiful, and we had an amazing turnout of family and friends.
The funeral home part was the hardest, knowing once I walked out of that room, they were closing the casket, and I'd never see my mom again in this lifetime.
The cemetery wasn't too bad. I think the long drive helped.
Afterwards, we had lunch at a nice restaurant (open only to us), and I sat with my wife, best man, and one of my other best friends (I call her my second sister). That was really really helpful.
The boys were amazing. My youngest (8) looked a little sad, but didn't cry at all. He didn't want to go near the casket, and we didn't force him to.
My oldest (12) was a trooper. I went up to the casket with him, showed him how to pay respects and say goodbye, and he then stood with me and my wife in the receiving line. He never cried until he saw me crying, which was on overdrive when I stood up at the end to thank everyone for coming. I felt so very lucky to have all those people there to support us.
At the cemetery, I took them both over to the (now closed) casket and we told her we loved her, and said goodbye. My oldest then added, "I'll see you in heaven someday." At that point, I hugged him and cried some more. He didn't, he was amazingly calm about it.
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