Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Humpty Dumpty

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!



Gerrie said...

Glad you had a lovely day with family and friends and especially, Charlie. Been thinking about you.

Quilt or Dye said...

May you feel peace at this time in your journey.

Jeannie said...

Ouch! Your toe looks so painful. I am so glad the day went well. The flowers are beautiful. Both vases contained favorites of mine. Take care and know we are here for you.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Aj, aj (ouch, ouch), poor toe!
What a beautiful blue color ;-)

Thinking of you and your whole family.


Beverly said...

I'm glad the service was personal and meaningful for your family-

That toe looks painful!! Take it easy for a few days!!!

Karoda said...

Judy, I'm so terribly sorry to know that your Mom has passed. Even when we know death is at hand, it still is a transition and a process. Happy that Charlie was with you.

Carol Soderlund said...

Catching up on sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It is a blessing to have the new generation with you now. Such a feeling of time moving and stretching.

Carol said...

Your Mom's Memorial Service sounds as though it was really beautiful, and so lovely for you to have Charlie with you. Oh, your poor toe, that looks really painful. Getting better now I hope.