As always, you guys make the pain a little less when I read your thoughts.
Thanks so much.
Though I just want to say that I didn't actually "create" the page for her. I just co-wrote the obituary (I don't want to take the cred for something I didn't do)..
But isn't it super? The funeral home does that for you and then anyone from far away can leave a tribute to her or you can read others who have written...though I did just that yesterday at work which wasn't a good idea.
I haven't yet added my own as I find it too hard still and can't get through anything when writing...
The service was beautiful as well. My brother sang and played guitar (I think it was a Coldplay song..Just beautiful.."You kicked a hole in the sky"?...)
My sister did the eulogy and later at the tribute after the service, I had my good friend sing a blues song from the 1930's because as I said, I found I couldn't get through the words without breaking down (she sounds like Billie Holiday..it was beautiful)
As for the scrapbook idea, that is a wonderful idea and my sister has already started to pick some things up to make one.
I find grieving a very personal thing. I have never done it before like this and find I can be acting manic and high one moment and then terribly low and unable to move.
I feel for all of you who have experienced this.
My heart goes out to you.
I find that TCS is still my little safe haven to just be "normal" (whatever that is) and so my thanks once again.