My Mom's Memorial Service was very simple but also very beautiful. I won't go into detail, but I will say that because Doug, our Rector, knew her so well, he was able to incorporate into his Homily some very interesting and often funny stories about her. Our church has a wonderful group of ladies who host a reception in the Parish Hall following memorial services, and it was very nice to enjoy punch, pound cake and cookies while visiting with friends who had attended. Our good friend John provided this beautiful floral arrangement as a centerpiece for the table of food.
Since yesterday was Tuesday, C went to the Farmer's Market early in the morning to pick up our basket of CSA veggies. David and Anita, the local farmers who grow the wonderful assortment of veggies for us, also included these beautiful sunflowers in our basket this week.
They couldn't have come at a better time! I love giant sunflowers, don't you! You can see John's beautiful arrangement in the background.
As I was exiting C's car/suv when we were returning from the Memorial Service, I slipped and fell onto the driveway: OUCH!!! Not only did I scrape up my right hand and knee, but I also did a number on my big toe
Perhaps this will force me to slow down for a few days! Charlie was such a good little boy during the service. I was honored to carry him in during the procession, and to hold him for almost the entire service. He behaved beautifully: was mesmerized by the colors in the church, the candles and the organ music, and remained fairly content to play with the service program or watch Doug while he spoke. We spent about an hour 'swimming' in our pool during the late afternoon, and I think that helped my toe and knee to remain fairly unswollen and comfortable. After Charlie snuck in an early evening nap, we took him to his first baseball game. We didn't stay for long, but if you take a peek at this little video, you'll see that he was enjoying himself!
Thank you all, once more, for all of your support and kind words over the past week. You have helped me more than you will ever know. I promise that this blog will once again become fiber-related!