Saturday, May 6, 2017
I should mention that I know I could have been working on the photos through all our extreme weather, but unfortunately they were all stored out in my cold garage and I just couldn't face this huge task. I kept putting it off until I only had 10 days to do it.
I love the photo above, she's so beautiful. She was often told she looks like Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
I put out an SOS to my sisters and my sister, Kelli, was able to come help me. She helped me narrow them down to the very best from about 800 to about 400. It took us a long time as there are so many wonderful photographs, but we got it done. After she left I started taking photos of each photo (I don't have a scanner), uploaded them to my computer and started the editing process. I still had to narrow the 400 photos down to 200. I worked every evening on this and finally got it done on Thursday night. This was such a relief because I had to give them to my son, Mackenzie, on Friday when he came to town from Colorado and he was going to put the slide show together for us.
As we drove to the church, I was very sad realizing this is what we were really doing; we were saying our final good-byes to my mother. I was also a little anxious hoping that the memorial would all go perfectly as planned, but I also had a huge sense of relief that everything was done. I am so thankful that God was with me through all of this and that He gave me strength.
"My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word."