Thursday, March 17, 2016

When the sun shines

Yesterday was Karen's service.  (Long time friend and grandmother to two of my granddaughters)  I have to admit that I was really anxious about the service.  I was worried about my granddaughters and my daughter in law.  The service was nice and the worship leader described Karen to a T.  The high school choir from the school  where she taught sang.  They sang a song about sunshine.  While Karen's body was not at the service, she was.  At the end of the song all of a sudden the sun came in from a back window.  I'm not sure how many people saw it.  I sure did.  I believe in signs and felt that this was a sign from God that Karen was okay and in a great place.
My little granddaughters looked so pretty.  Cute dresses and their hair fixed so nice.  Goose had on pearls and K. Bug had bracelets that I think were from their grandmother.  Their faces were red and they shed a few tears.  But they were so sweet talking to everyone.  And their were lots of people.
Our other son and his family sat with us as did the mom of my surrogate grands.  I was their nanny and we are not related by blood but they are family.
After the service we went from the church to the school where the first graders were having a spring concert.   Mabel  sang and danced and had a small speaking part.  What a way to end the day.  But it didn't end there.  We all went out to eat at the village Mexican restaurant.  Today is my second's son's birthday.  We had a few people that joked about how we were over dressed.  Like Grampy and Daddy in suits at the concert.
I am hoping that my daughter in law will be able to find some peace down the road.  She needs rest.
Hoping you are finding the rainbows that God send to you.


Betsy said...

Oh yes! I also believe that God gives us signs. It sounds like a wonderful service and a wonderful way to end your day. Family. So important. Blessings, Betsy

Julia said...

It sounds like a beautiful service and a great tribute from the school choir. Saying goodbye is very difficult and I'm so glad you were given a sign that she's in a better place. Amazing that the sun shone in a hear shape. I'm glad that you also has some nice diversions after the service with the school concert and dinner at the restaurant afterward.

I feel so sorry for the grandkids and her daughter.
I hope that you're having some nice spring days.

Susie said...

Debby, Sending hugs to all of you. I thought about your grandchildren losing one of their grammas. It is sad. I know you will give them extra love and hugs. Bless you and your family, xoxo,Susie

Karen Mortensen said...

Glad the service went well. Love the sun coming in the window part. How lovely.

vivian said...

Im glad you were able to find moments of joy in an otherwise sad day. Those momenta are what makes life good. great picture of that sunny heart!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Sunshine, signs, family and friends all helping through a difficult time. Thinking of all of you.

NanaDiana said...

Debby- I am so sorry you all had to go through this loss, but I think she is in a better place now. That sunlight breaking through surely WAS a sign that she was 'there'. Glad you had the concert and a family meal to look forward brings us from death to the land of the living, doesn't it? Blessings and I hope your granddaughters are not too sad. xo Diana

Edna B said...

I agree, that definitely looks like a sign that all is well in heaven. You have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Edna B.

20 North Ora said...

Debby - So sorry for this los in your family. We certainly have to look for the rainbows instead of the rain, don't we? Blessings to you and your family.


Sandy said...

So sorry for your loss. I also believe in signs, but only to us that keep an open mind. God has His own special way of letting us know that He is still on His throne.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Life is hard, isn't it? I'm glad God gave you comfort and peace. That photo is very special. xo