It is so sad to attend a funeral because you have lost a loved on, even if it's an older person. It was a sad occasion but we were surrounded by family we hadn't seen in several years and that is very special. I have always thought that funerals were more for the living than the dead. Once we have ended our life on this Earth we are immediately taken to spend eternity with God. The funeral is for our Earthly bodies to finalize our end here. People gather together and mourn for the deceased. After the funeral we all share a meal and rejoice in the fact that we are all together once again for fellowship. If only we could join together like this for births, baptisms and weddings.
I am now in Iowa with my son. We'd been talking about me staying with him for a while this summer and this seemed to work out just right. I rode with him and my husband will pick me up this coming weekend and we'll go to NE for a 3-day meeting. It's a long time away from home for me but at least we'll be dealing with only 1 car and not 2. There's a Curves here and Weight Watchers so I'll be getting in my exercise and continuing to count my points.
Praying that God will keep you all safe!