This photo marked the end of a long, difficult day.
That morning (Thursday, November 18, 2004) we laid my father to rest after he lost a short, intense battle with cancer. We followed the beautiful funeral Mass with friends, family, and food back at Mom and Dad’s house. It was sad and surreal and comforting and all the feelings that kind of day usually holds.
These are the family members who stayed to the very end of the day with us. Matt took a group photo to mark the occasion of our being together to celebrate Daddy’s life. I am particularly grateful to have this considering that we have since lost four more in this party (Mary Lou first, then Bubbles, Duffy, and recently Earl).
I created this page with products from the Carta Bella Moments & Memories collection and designed/cut the title with my Silhouette.