a time to weep and a time to laugh

My letter to the grandchildren (of my mom) was a beautiful way to honor my mother and allow her legacy to live on in them. 

The memorial ceremony provided the closure needed to fulfil my mom's wish of having her bodily remains buried with her mother, father and brother.

The ceremony also provided an opportunity to weep and mourn for her passing.

Then, as written in Ecclesiastes, a time to laugh and a time to dance.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 (ESV)
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance 

We chose to laugh and dance in the water for the remainder of the weekend, spending time with extended family and rejoicing in togetherness.  Thank you to Jessie & Nick, Jon, Chris & Alyssa, Rick (Uncle Great!) & Deb, Cory, Beth, Lucas & Dillon, Tracy, Dustin & Brayden and Mandy for joining me and my family!




Of course, T1D came along for the fun . . . quite a few lows from all that swimming!!!!

And now, a time to rest . . . .


Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Amy, I'm so glad you got closure with your mom's passing while spending time with family. God bless you! Sending HUGS!!!!!!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

So thankful that there is a God ordained time for everything!

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

There are smiles in Heaven as well, I truly believe.
Looks like it was a wonderful time celebrating with family and if your mom was anything like you, then that was an absolutely perfect thing!

Joanne said...

Glad you were able to celebrate and have fun... with your precious Mom looking down at you and smiling.

Wendy said...

What an absolutely beautiful ending to her life -- and beginning to her legacy.

Much love, my friend.

Lora said...

I am so glad you were able to spend such an important weekend surrounded by family. Get some rest.

Lots of love to you.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Ah, I miss my mom too :(

Holly said...

I'm sure it was perfect. There IS a time for everything-we have to rejoice with the fall and winter, because it brings new life. Your mom is with Jesus in Heaven, and she is rejoicing. I think our job is to help get others to Heaven, and you did just that. Praying for God to comfort you and your family. Big hugs, Amy!

Reyna said...

I was thinking of you yesterday. Looks like it was a wonderful way to close "good-bye".

Love you Amy