Today was my aunt's funeral.
Although her passing was quicker than expected, I think she was at peace in the end.
The service was simple and heartfelt.
I know it would have felt just right to her, for it was filled with her faith
and attended by her love ones.
What more can you ask for?
I saw family that I'd not seen for Many Years.
Some not seen for 30 years.
Some last seen as children, now grown into lovely adults.
There was a lot of catching up to do.
The stories were rich...loving, funny, touching, sad.
The abundance of the day was amazing.
I'm so grateful to have had this time with these family members today.
These are the moments we hang on to.
The moments we remember.
I believe life is about balance.
I've been missing this richness lately.
Some days are harder than others when it comes to balancing.
Sometimes ya just hang on by the tips of your balancing toes!
And holler real loud while doing so! Ha!
I hope you are enjoying the fullness & balance of your daily life,
through all of the bitters and sweets.
Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2013