Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Saying good-bye

As I was looking at quotes and ideas that Glenda loved, I found this quote from herself. "I just love to give to others-of my time, my friendship and gifts with no expectation of any return of the same. It makes my heart feel good." She believed and lived these words.
We had Glenda's funeral and the burial this past weekend. I was amazed by the amount of people who filled the chapel. Each person's life was quietly touched by Glenda.
The service was filled with beautiful music which she loved. There was an arrangement of "Oh, My Father," "Amazing Grace," "The Lord is My Shepherd," and "Hallelujah." Afterwords, there was a lunch put together by the RS sisters. It was very kind of them to put together.
The lunch was a good time to be with close friends and family.
The burial was in Warrenton, Oregon. This cemetery is the perfect spot for Glenda. It is along the Oregon coast where she grew up.
Her grave is near her parents' graves. We had a small ceremony with more music including the version of the Taps that she had emailed out to everyone the day before she died.
Saying good-bye is never easy to do.

3 comments:

Cynthia said...

I'm so sorry at the loss of Erik's mom. I'm glad the funeral went well, and especially that there was so much beautiful music. Music can add so much. I'm sure it meant so much to have you guys there.

amyg said...

We love you guys and have been praying for your peace at her passing. I'm glad you guys were able to be there.

Grandma said...

It's true, Glenda really did live her life by those words, and because of that she did have a happy heart.