There is a silver lining when it comes to funerals. It was an opportunity to spend time with family that I hadn't seen in years. Family who I love and am close to. It sounds strange, but it was really an enjoyable time. You know you've lived a great life when so many people gather to celebrate and enjoy one another.
As I'm typing this, little Kinlee came and sat on my lap to look at the picture. She very thoughtfully said to me, "Hers is sleeping to live with Jesus. What her name again? Oh yeah. Granny!" It was a tender experience for my children as well, to talk about life and death. The spirit was so strong, it was a beautifully sacred experience to mourn the loss of our Granny.