It has been another difficult week this week. But the scrapbooker within has emerged a little as I couldn't resist capturing a few photos with the kids all dressed up. Unfortunately I had Ashton in childcare until just before we left for the funeral so he isn't in some of the first pictures.
I then let Lachlan take a few photos of me with each of the kids. He did a great job and I think he will make a great photographer in the future.
and Cameron was very excited to get his hands on the Camera to take pics of Lachlan and I! Because he was taking the photo from lower down than we were standing, my face looks kind of weird shaped! Yes I have got rid of my pesky wrinkles in these shots! If I can I will!
When you bury someone you love you can not ask for more than to feel like they would have loved their own funeral service and that is exactly how we felt after the funeral on Tuesday. Of course it was sad, funerals always are, but it was such a fitting send off for a man who was so loved by his family.
I was so proud of my hubby who managed to deliver the eulogy, which I think is possibly the hardest thing to have to do at your own Father's funeral. So proud of my children, the 3 eldest prepared a few words that were read out during the service. I was so greatful I had read their messages the night before and shed a tear then, so I was more prepared on the day to hold it together when those same messages were read out. I thought they had done such a good job:
My Poppa was the greatest Grandfather I could ever ask for because of all the great times we had and it is only now that I realise how much I will miss him.
I think the things that I will miss the most will be:
- Making bon fires with him
- Watching “The Three Amigos” with him
- Seeing him laugh at the cartoons that he watched that he laughed hard at when he first watched them and he still laughed as hard as he did after years of watching the same ones
- Going out to breakfast with him
- Going to the shops with him
- Working with him
- Seeing his face when he was having fun with me
I think back to these times and wish I could relive these moments again but realise that it cannot happen, all I can do is remember these great times we had and thank God that we were so close and able to have great times.
I think what I’m trying to say is that I loved him greatly and can’t wait to see him in Heaven, but until that time I can only say how severely he will be missed by his family and friends.
What I Love About My Grandpa
- That he loves us
- That he took us out on Sundays
- That he taught us great lessons about life
- He taught us how to do things like make fires and plant plants
- He was there for us
- He was funny
- He was brave
- He built things for us like a fort
- He made time for us
- He was smart
I remember Sundays with him when he would take us out for breakfast then we would either fo to the shops or to back to his house, and if we went back to his house we would ask if we could work with him and there was always things to do like pick up scrap metal or make something or even plant some seeds.
I loved my grandfather and I miss him lots like we all do and I know that he would be missing us too. But I know one day we will see him again and he will look better than ever.
Bye to the greatest Poppa who shows us a lot of love
So heartfelt and touching! I love my kids so much! Kaitlyn was so well behaved during the service as well, she just sat there for an hour, she didn't fidget or mess around at all, she seemed to understand the solemness of the occasion. Ashton, well he was pretty well behaved, but hey, he is Ashton!!
Onto scrappy stuff....
I was in Brisbane a couple of weeks ago teaching. It was lovely to meet some wonderful ladies and I had a wonderful time teaching and catching up with people. Sorry to those attending my classes who had to endure my hacking cough! I did go back to the Dr when I got back and I had another infection in my lungs! Nothing a double dose of antibiotics couldn't fix up, so finally I have kicked the "Walking pneumonia" to the curb now! Huge thanks to my roomie Louise Williams, who it was fabulous to get to know a bit more and for our 4am chats, and also Giovanna Scott for being our wonderful taxi service to and from the airport!! She is also the queen of self portrait photos.
I will also be teaching a Live With Prima Class at the end of this month, It will be Friday 30th Sept 5.30pm PST if you live in the USA, or if you are in Australia Saturday 1st October, 10.30am. If you are in Australia and would like a kit for this class, my local Scrapbook Store, Paper Flourish will have some for sale.