Saturday, March 12, 2011

Frank's Life Celebration

Last Sunday, we celebrated Frank's life. He had told us all along, that he didn't want the occasion to be sad, only happy as he was very, very happy where he was at.

Frank had originally asked me to hold the memorial in my backyard as it's pretty big but then thought that it would be too much work for us. We did end up having the life service here at my house, as I felt that was the best place and I know that Frank would have been happy with how it turned out.

One of the many things that Frank loved was rainbows so that's what type of party we had. The service itself was really nice and the person who presided over it was awesome. I planned a butterfly release which went well and at the end, we had everyone write a message to Frank on white balloons and released them all at the same time. We played the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

I was hit pretty hard after the service and felt depressed this week. I am slowly making my way out and starting to get back to my daily schedule. It's always difficult when you lose someone you love, especially at such a young age.

I know that Frank is watching over my family and I MISS him like crazy every single day. I wish he didn't have to go but God has a plan for everything. The poem below is one that I read at the service as it sums up Frank perfectly.

"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.
And for a brief moment its glory and beauty
belong to our world.
But then it flies on again,
and though we wish it could have stayed,
we feel so lucky to have seen it."

Rainbow cupcakes that I made

One of the butterflies that stayed around for a little while

It was a beautiful sight seeing all of the balloons in the air

Two of the balloons had broken away from the rest and were going straight up. I said that they were my mom and Frank.

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Mom of Three said...