This past week has been an emotional roller coaster, but even in sadness there are reasons to celebrate.
Monday was the visitation and memorial service for my father. Family and friends gathered to support the immediate family impacted by my father’s passing. An uncle I have not seen for over forty years came to honor his brother. My cousin and his wife made the long journey from Wisconsin to Missouri to be with family. The family felt and appreciated the outpouring of love from all those who attended.
Tuesday brought a military farewell. It was a moving ceremony but also a celebration of the military service of my father. My brother spoke eloquently of the service, from all aspects of life, our father had provided.
I celebrate my friends who have been beside me and continue to check up on me. We met for coffee this morning. It was a celebration of togetherness. I know they will be there if ever I need something.
It’s okay to find celebrations, especially in times of sorrow.