Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, prayers, emails, cards, meals, taking my kids, calls and hugs! We will all be fine, but my mom has to find a new 'normal.' I'll have to catch up with pictures later, but here's a glimpse of the past week.
4th of July
Kolton getting braces
Kayden's 5th birthday!
Kaeleb and Kambry just being 2 :)
Kambry asleep in "J's" arms after the service
Dad's service was beautiful, made so because it was Christ-centered. The three oldest grandchildren performed the music, my youngest brother shared memories of Dad, and our pastor gave a powerful message. Even though my dad entered Heaven on July 3 and lives on, there is something so eerily final in lowering the casket. There is such a mix of joy/emptiness/memories/sadness/praise. I missed his voice so much during all our conversations. Having a houseful of people was his thing. He would have talked and listened all day. And so ... life goes on, and the question is: will we make the most of what God has given us?!?