Seasons change, days go by.
People come and people go.
And though our paths lead us apart,
They will meet one day I know.
I owe you so much dear friend
For all those treasured times.
You made me a richer man
Having had you in my life.
DeGarmo & Key
I thought of this song last night after we got home. That is all of it. There are no more lyrics to it, but somehow that little bit says it all. I used to think of this song as we would leave friends behind and move on with life. I think now I have a whole new appreciation for the words.
We were at the cemetery Tuesday to say a final goodbye. It was raining in the morning, yet it cleared off long enough to let us do what needed done....so nice.
This is one of only two pictures I took. I thought it spoke volumes. I've seen it done recently for soldiers killed in battle. I don't think I had ever seen it done for a verteran.........again, so nice.
The kids seem to be taking it well. They don't say much about it. I never really explained it to Grace or Grant, knowing they are too little to understand. Somehow in her Grace-like way, Grace seems to know what has happened. She even said as we left the cemetery Tuesday, "Good-bye, Grandpa." I am quite certain she did not mean the Grandpa who had just been holding her.
One more time, I want to say thanks to all of you. You have helped in so many ways the past two weeks......everything from taking kids, to running errands to laundry and cooking. Thanks too for coming to the services. I know it meant as much to Jean and the boys as it did to me. Family,.........so nice.