Yesterday seemed like a really long day. The funeral was as wonderful as a funeral can be. Several men gave eulogies, including my brother, and they all did an excellent job of honoring Dad. We also presented a slideshow and sang some great songs. Dad had 272 friends and family at his funeral.
After the funeral, many of us drove out to the mountains and buried Dad in the McCall family cemetery. The McCalls are like family to us and had offered grave sites to Mom and Dad several weeks ago. It's such a beautiful site- very peaceful and quiet.
Then we had a big meal back at the church and went home exhausted. This morning we went back to the grave site and arranged some flowers.
We seem to be holding up pretty well as a family. I'm not sure if things have really sunk in yet, and I know that we have been partially mourning for several months now. We talk about Dad a lot and miss him terribly, but we know he will be spending Christmas with Christ and is in a much better place.
Thank you all for your calls, emails, cards, flowers, etc. It is so great to be surrounded by so many loved ones during this time.