Creating Their Tombstones Brought Me Peace

If you have never had to plan a funeral for someone you love with all your heart, you are very lucky. I had to do that twice, and neither time was easy. Even knowing that both men were in Heaven did not make it easier, because I missed both like crazy. One was my brother, and the other was my father. I helped my mom plan both funerals because it was too much for her to do on her own. The one part that brought me peace was looking at different monuments in Newark NJ a few weeks after we had their funerals.

Because it had this effect on my heart, my mom asked me if I could do both of them. It was just too much for her to bear. Since I knew both of them as well as I did, it was actually easy for me to pick out the headstones we ended up using for both of their gravesides. The one for my dad was super easy to pick out. Continue reading “Creating Their Tombstones Brought Me Peace”

I Have Been in the Sierras

I have been having a really good time, although I am ready to go back to work now. We spent about two weeks hiking in the mountains and doing all sorts of fun things. I do think that I am going to need to go see a Sacramento chiropractor now that I am back in the modern world. It is a long way from there to here, and in the mean time I have really wrecked my back so that I can not hardly get out of the bed in the morning. Of course it is not really from sleeping on the ground. We had a huge air mattress that we would put in the bottom of the tent and then we lay on top of it and our sleeping bags. It was too warm to need them to sleep inside, but we had a thin blanket that was about perfect. Continue reading “I Have Been in the Sierras”