Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good Bye

Dear Blogger Friends,
Thank you all for prayers, and kind thoughts.  Losing a loved one is never easy; but, we all know it’s part of the cycle of life.  My sister, Bulldog Man, and I honored Mom’s wishes to be buried with no viewing, or funeral services with extended family members coming from all over the place.  Mom was laid to rest in a private graveside burial service next to our Dad at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. 





FYI, when the Hearse arrived at the cemetery, a Monarch butterfly flew between the Hearse and our truck, while we waited for our escort to the grave site.  In a previous post, I talked about Monarch butterflies, and the messages they deliver.  This butterfly flew toward our truck, and then the Hearse, as if it were relaying a message of love and comfort.




We love you Mom, miss you always.





Butterfly pic from Wikipedia

39 comments:

  1. Blessings to you and your family, Sandy.

    Fern

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fern, and Frank,

    Thank you,
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sorry for your loss Sandy :( Butterflies are spiritual critters. They always show up when I'm in need of encouragment

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kelly,

      Thank you Sweetie. Yes, butterflies are very spiritual critters. They are there usually with a message.

      Delete
  4. All my sympathy Sandy. Prayers are with you and yours.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PP,

      Thank you dear friend, we do need those prayers.

      Delete
  5. I'm so sorry, Sandy. May God hold you all closely, and continue to remind you of His love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rev. Paul,

      I feel God's hold, and appreciate it. Thank you!

      Delete
  6. That looks like a quiet, well kept resting place. You all did well for your mom.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Harry,

      It's a gorgeous National Cemetery, Mom was laid to rest beside Dad. Thank you!

      Delete
  7. Sweet Sandy - that butterfly was there to comfort you and to tell you that it hurts us when we lose a family member, but our family members pass to the other side where everything is love! i am so proud of your father for serving...and the fact that your mom and he could be buried together with full military honours is just beautiful! you know where i am, Angel, if you need to talk.

    we both send all of our love to all of you. your friends,
    kymber and jam

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sweet Kymber,

      The Monarch Butterfly that passed was relaying a message. Both Mom and Dad have passed to the other side. Both were honored by the military in a beautiful ceremony. Yes, I know where you and Jam are and will call you.
      Sending hugs and love to you both.
      Sandy

      Delete
  8. Treasuring all the good memories of your mom will keep her alive forever in your heart. Losing our parents is a very difficult happening. Always. Time will bring healing and the sorrow will become less acute. Sending special hugs to you during this hard time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mama Pea,

      We are remember the good memories, and keeping Mom close to our hearts.
      We never thought we would lose both of our parents at such a young age.
      Thank you for your special hugs, we appreciate them :-)
      Thank you dear friend,
      Sandy

      Delete
  9. All the best to you and your family, Sandy. Your messengers will always relay messages of love between you and your mom. Bless your heart.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Susan,

      Thank you Susan. Messages have been pouring in daily. I have never seen so many beautiful Monarch butterflies in the last several days. They seem to fly over or near us in the most beautiful way.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

      Delete
  10. Remember the good. You are a good daughter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gail,

      We are keeping the good memories close to our hearts. Thank you dear friend.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

      Delete
  11. I'm sorry, Sandy. I admire the fact that of the way she wanted things handled. Sounds dignified. Praying for you,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Matt,

      Thank you! We made sure Mom's wishes were handled properly. Thank you for your prayers.

      Delete
  12. So sorry Sandy. Hope you always keep her memory alive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sue,

      We will keep Mom's memory alive.
      Thank you!

      Delete
  13. You did well by your Mom. It's hard not to do the traditional thing but respecting her wishes was the right thing for you guys to do. Beautiful resting spot, by the way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. DFW,

      Thank you! We made sure Mom's wishes were granted. She was buried in one of the most beautiful cemetery's I've seen right next to our Dad.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

      Delete
  14. Oh, Sandy, I am just reading this, I am so very, very sorry for your loss.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mary Ann,

      Thank you dear friend. It's hard however, we know it's part of life's cycle.

      Delete
  15. So sorry for your loss. It comes to us all, but it still is difficult to deal with.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Doublebhomestead,

      Yes, it does come to all of us. It's part of the cycle of life. Thank you for your kind words.

      Delete
  16. They are never truly gone and the butterflies will always remind you of that fact. Hug and luv to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 1st Man,

      Those butterflies will always be around leaving messages, and making sure were all okay. Thank you dear friend.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

      Delete
  17. Hugs to you Sandy! May she rest in peace! Beautiful place to be buried. Prayers and much love sent!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. M.E.,

      Thank you dear friend for your hugs, prayers, and warm thoughts. Mom is at peace now with Dad. This cemetery is a gorgeous place.
      Hugs,
      Sandy

      Delete
  18. Hi Sandy,

    I miss hearing from you here. I hope you enjoy the butterflies I posted today. Take good care of each other. Blessings.

    Fern

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thinking of you, Sandy! The Monarch will remind you of that day always.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kimberly,

      Thank you dear friend! The Monarch has been buzzing around every day.

      Delete
  20. Sandy, I have been stopping by to see what you folks have been up to. Guess you don't feel like writing a lot right now. I enjoyed your comments at my place, look forward to you posting again.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Harry,
      We've been real busy dealing with the estate, legalities, and trying to take care of our place at the same time. Thank goodness for adult children, our son Tank and his friends have been helping with our place.

      Delete
  21. Hey My Angel,

    You know you and your family have been in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss, and pray for God's comfort and help while you sort everything out.
    Hugs and much love sent to you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Angel,

      Thank you so much for your heartfelt prayers. Every moment God has been with us helping us sort through everything.

      Hugs, and love to you, and yours.
      Sandy

      Delete