No matter who you are or your relationship, if they meant anything to you at all, a funeral is very draining.
I have absolutely no idea how my body is still functioning. Only by the grace of God. My Uncle Bill was an amazing man and I loved him dearly. I can hardly believe he's really gone.
And if you were super close to them, it's incredibly draining & exhausting.
My aunt, cousins, cousin's spouses, and cousin's kids are in my heart & prayers every moment of each day. It breaks my heart.
But after this week and lots and lots and lots of talking about it all with my family & friends, after all the tears & hugs & prayers, I just need a bit of a break from talking about it. So instead of sharing more now verbally, I'm just going to share my favorite picture from the experience.
This is my mom and her siblings. My mom is the one on the floor, my Aunt Robin (Uncle Bill's wife) is next to her, Robin's twin is next to her, and then my aunt from Chicago is on the left. They have one older brother who wasn't able to make it. I absolutely adore these women and I love that they are all so incredibly close.
Even more so, I love that this was at the end of the visitation, and my Aunt Robin is smiling.