Monday, July 28, 2014

Made it through

Dad's memorial service on Saturday.  It was really nice.  We had a regular service and then a military service.  The local honor guard came and did a 21 gun salute, gave Mom a flag and played taps.  They also gave her three gun shells - one for God, one for country and one for family.  Dad will also get a bronze marker in the cemetery.

If you have a veteran in your family, please ask about getting your local honor guard to do part of the service.  It is free for all veterans.  And it's very moving to hear the guns and taps being played.

Please keep praying for my Mom.  I'm going back to Tennessee this week and she will be alone for the first time here at the house since my Dad died.  They were married for 54 years and it's going to be tough for her.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Another death in the family

My father passed away on the 18th from a massive heart attack and stroke.  Not much I have to say about it.  I miss him very much and still grieving of course for my husband.  Life goes on.  Seems like it should stop or at least pause for a moment though.