Andy's grandmother passed away Tuesday, June 17. The funeral was in New Jersey on Saturday, June 21, where Grammy was buried next to her husband. We traveled to NJ starting out Wednesday night and arriving the next day, then coming back on Sunday.
We had a glitch with a pastor for the funeral, so Andy and his father officiated. It was very meaningful and of course, I was so proud of my husband! Andy gave the 'sermon' and his father shared memories of his mother(Grammy). One of the cousins read two short passages of Scriptures.
Throughout the viewing and funeral, I was able to meet many of Andy's relatives that I had not known before. In fact, the viewing was more like a wonderful family gathering with people laughing and sharing stories together. Grammy, the socialite, would have enjoyed the event very much!
One of Grammy's nieces graciously opened her home for our family. It was a blessing to be able to stay with family and not in a motel. What a wonderful hostess she was to us!
We hurried home in order for me to catch a plane to Oregon on Monday morning. This was planned previously as a trip for me to visit my parents. I am grateful that everything worked out so I did not need to change my flight plans! Even though I was very tired out from all of our hectic travel over the past two weeks or so.
So I am here in Oregon this week visiting my parents. I have some other posts up my sleeve and will be updating as I have opportunity.