Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Uncle Brian's passing gave our extended family the wonderful, though bittersweet, opportunity to spend time together.
I read from the bible at the funeral, which was an honor. Thanks to my grandmother Charlotte's persistent reminders when I was young, I can handle reading scripture in public. What I have a harder time with is knowing my way around a Catholic worship service of any kind. I was supposed to bow to Jesus while approaching the lectern, and my faux pas was bowing to the bible instead. Sorry about that, Jesus. My Catholic family members forgave me and the priest spoke to me after the service without mentioning my slip up, so I think I'm ok. The whole process of honoring my uncle was beautiful to watch, from neighbors I recognized stopping by during visiting hours to listening to Kevin's remembrance to witnessing the strength of all my "Dolley boys" carry his coffin to the gentle hand Justin placed on my father's knee when my father broke down in tears at the graveside. Our time with my extended family was so precious to me.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
We browsed for a bit through the vendors and all took turns trying on some unique aquatic headwear at one of the more interesting booths. Definitely a fun summer afternoon for everyone.