Saturday, November 29, 2008

The tender moments of my Grandmother's funeral where candidly caught. From a child smelling a flower, Grandpa walking hand in hand with the girls, the hugs, the support from friends, to the unity of Brother and Sisters. The Lord and His Tender Mercies encircled us that day. I enjoyed every aspect of the services. Humor, sweetness, reflection and abundant love!
Before the viewing started, I had the opportunity to set the pictures up in the entryway and see Grandma before all came. She looked so beautiful all in white and every dainty detail highlighted. How grateful I was at that time for the Atonement. For in that moment I felt nothing but compassion, humility, forgiveness, and hope. All of which happened that day.





18 comments:

Penny Ryder said...

Thanks for your reminder about the important things in life. I'm glad you had the chance to celebrate the life of your grandmother rather than mourn her death. It's important to keep things in perspective and be grateful for what Jesus did for us. Sometimes the trivialities of this life can distract us from the big picture. Thanks again.

kim said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. The pictures are amazing. What blessings the gospel brings us! Amazing! Love Ya!

*.Kennedy.* n' ~McKoy~ said...

This is such a Beautiful post... It reminds me of the funerals ive been to for someone I love deeply... first I felt sadness... then i felt joy trusting in my heavenly father and that ill be able to see them again...

Luv, Mckoy

Deb said...

what a beautiful, loving tribute to your grandmother. you are truly blessed!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Beautiful. Beautiful photos. I can't imagine a better way to be remembered by loved ones than a reflection on the joy that was and will be.

KC Mom said...

I'm so glad to get to see these photos, having missed the funeral. To me, that was the hardest part...not the saying goodbye to Grandma but not being able to be reunited with the living.

sharon said...

Thanks for sharing the tender thoughts and pictures. It truly was a time of healing and rejoicing in the knowlege that your grandmother will be there to greet us at some future day, healthy and whole. Thanks for all your support during this time. love you!!!

angie said...

You did catch some wonderful shots of your grandmothers funeral. I am grateful for the atonement as well, and for the knowledge that we will see or loved ones again. I'm glad her funeral was a celebration of her life and not just about mourning her loss. Sending you big hugs!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful shots!

GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa said...

The flowers are nice. So sorry about your grandma.

At funerals I'm always confused about how/what to photograph? You have inspired me. To get the feelings next time...

I got your DMs, but was confused?

Carissa

Beal Family said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. So sorry to hear of her passing. I am thinking of you.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother.

Hugs!

sharon said...

K-testing!!

Karolynn said...

It was a very special day for sure! I left with a more spiritual self after hearing all the talks. She seemed so amazing and the photos you put out of her were so beautiful! (((HUGS))) ps I am sneaking on Ivans computer shhh! Hope you are feeling better!

nikkicrumpet said...

That was a lovely tribute to your Grandmother....it makes so much more sense to celebrate their life and enjoy the blessings they were in our lives than to mourn their death.

DeAnna said...

I loved what you said about your Grandmother and the pictures were so touching.Thanks for posting your thoughts.

Honey Mommy said...

My condolences. Those were lovely photos and sentiments.

Mandy said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.