Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dad G's Home-going Celebration

What can one say? It was a celebration. It was joy. It was pain. It was good. 

The service began with folks sharing memories of Dad G. It was inspiring to hear how his life impacted so many...ministries he started 30 years ago still carry on. Good stuff!

I was proud of Michael. I can't think of anything harder than conducting a loved ones funeral...but he's done it twice....Grannie Annie and Dad G today. 
Jared and Mom G
Dad T (D's Dad), Bre, Arielle, Jared, Krista, Stacia, Zander

Michael, Mom G and his sisters - Mary and Rebecca

Good grief....this a.m. Michael's sister, Rebecca, heard that her home had been broken into. She had to leave soon after the funeral to go take care of business in OR. We're heading to CO on Thursday. Mom and Dad headed home to OR too. The rest of us went to dinner and then took Mom G home. It seemed fitting that Dad G's homecoming celebration day should end with an adventure back at home..... 
WHAT are they looking at?

The visiting was sweet. The memories are precious. The day feels surreal. It's going to be hard to drive off tomorrow....but we're taking Mom G with us up to Eugene so she can fly to CO....that will make it more of an adventure and less of a farewell.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...