This past week we had the funeral for my husband’s grandfather who passed on St. Patrick ’s Day.
A very emotional day for this little one
We had relatives from all other states come and we had family we have not seen in a very long time come celebrate his life with us.
Grandpa George was a Vietnam Vet and because of this he had a military service at the Minneapolis Nation cemetery. It was a beautiful service. My youngest daughter received the flag, People stood up and spoke, and our pastor did a wonderful job with the prayers and words to the family.
The day was very emotional for my autistic daughter, she was so incredibly close to grandpa, he has been living in our home for the 6 years she has been alive. He was in her routine every day, He would get her on her special-ed bus and he would watch movies with her. They were so close that they just got each other. Since his passing Alyssa has not left his room, therefore we had to move her things into his room and make it her/his together. She hasn’t allowed us to remove his things off the walls and she has taken over the care for his Lizard. Alyssa had a hard time the day of the funeral but I know with time things will get better.
My oldest daughter in her dress blues, My youngest daughter with the flag.
My oldest daughter honored him by wearing her military Blues. The day she joined the military he bragged to his family and he just glowed with pride. Having him buried at the National Cemetery near our home means a lot to us, we will be there a lot each year, to talk and to celebrate with him.
My husband, as sad and stressed out as he was, was very happy to see his family. I think this brought a lot of people closer together and gave some more reason to keep in touch. You should cherish your loved ones for one day they could be going home to heaven.
Good bye picture. Many of the family getting together before they hit the road