Speaking of their obituaries, we didn't write one for Mamma as we informed everyone through Facebook and we thought that worked out great, but when Daddy died so soon after, we decided to make a double obituary for the local paper. This was really stressful to write it out trying to get all the details correct, but also to honor them properly. I finally got it done and sent it in.
I bought myself a new outfit to wear to the service. I wanted to wear black because I was really sad and in mourning. With Mamma's funeral and my dear mother-in-law's funeral, of course I was sad, but I wanted to wear something that looked like them, something colorful, bright and fashionable (but unfortunately with Mamma's I ended up wearing black anyway). With Daddy's memorial, I just felt so heartbroken from all of the loss, I wanted to wear black.
After that I went to store and got everything I needed for the spreading of the ashes picnic, the funeral and the family gathering at our house after the memorial. By the time I got home Friday afternoon, the power was back on! Praise the Lord! Slowly things were coming together.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4