Friday, March 23, 2012

Nenor's funeral

Well, it was 'lovely'.

Have you ever been to a funeral that wasn't 'lovely'?

IMO, like most funerals, this one was awful.

Not many people there. Just family and a couple of others. Nenor outlived her generation. Andrew did the service. He did a good job. I prayed.

Child #2 cried right through it. He does empathy. He didn't know Nenor well, but understood that she was Pop's mum and my grandmother. Child #1 and #3* cried at the end - like most of us.

My heart is heavy. It's the end of an era.

* I forget that our kids have done a lot of funerals in their short lives. Two children that they knew (horrible, horrible, horrible), 2 great grandparents (before this), several old people from church. Interestingly, this was my older sister's first funeral ever.

1 comment:

  1. The poor boys. I took ours to one of their great-grandparent's funerals but not the other (partly because I was a mess and partly because one of them threw up just before we left). They didn't cry at the one I went to even though others were crying (like their Dad who lost it a bit while doing the funeral!). Mind you, they didn't really have a relationship with this Great-Grandfather, and I didn't have much of a relationship with him either...