Last week was a hard, difficult, sad, trying, busy week. My dear husband's first father-in-law passed away. We drove up to Memphis on Sunday so that the children could see him one last time and then he died on Tuesday afternoon. His 4 grandchildren, 3 children and wife are grieving his passing. He was a genuinely nice man and was always gracious and friendly to me. He will be missed.
Thursday we drove back to Memphis to help with some of the final details, start insurance filings, etc. Katie, Will and Amy did a wonderful job helping when needed and keeping themselves occupied at the other times. They were wonderfully brave and mature through the whole process.
Saturday was the funeral. Greg officiated the service and did an awesome job. He shared stories about Wallace and his own relationship with him. One statement he made in sharing and on facebook last week was "he may not have always agreed with our decisions, but he always supported us and had our backs". That was true. He was a supportive person. He also "wove" the gospel and Resurrection message into the service. You never know who is listening and what the state of their own salvation is. I hope this cleared up any questions that someone may have had.
Driving home on Saturday afternoon, we listened to hymns and praise music. My heart needed to hear this. The Lord is with us always.