Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Going Home with Jet Lag

The jet lag going back to the United States wasn't too bad, except for Joseph.   The first night he woke up about 3 am and came into our room.  He said, "this night seems really, really long!"  I said, "that's because it is."  And he said, "but I'm not tired any more."  That is because right after this photo

he went to sleep- in the viewing room!

The viewing was nice.  Afterwards Rob's mom put on a backyard BBQ for everyone that came- the whole extended family!
The next day we had the funeral.
  Rob and all his siblings spoke and gave antidotes from their father's life.

It was great to see all the family there.

This was the very first time I met Matthew's wife Seri.  They have been married for 3 years!  That night Joseph woke up again and he came in to our room and said, "It happened again!"  Surprising- since he fell asleep on the floor of the gym after the funeral.

The next day we buried the ashes.

We actually liked it a lot better.  It was very personal.  We put the ashes in the ground ourselves 

and then put in handfuls of dirt

while we said thank you's and memories.
 Then we visited Monica's grave.

We then had a week and a half to enjoy family before we had to deal with jet lag going home.