Kissing The Face of God

Kissing The Face of God
Kissing the Face of God

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Funeral

Today was my husband's funeral.  It was a lovely Catholic funeral mass in the church, followed by interment at Our Lady of the Rosary cemetery in Georgetown, Tx--a beautiful cemetery with wildflowers, lovely headstones of all types, and windchimes everywhere, and wooded paths to walk along.

Many wonderful friends came--my beloved friends from Church who have walked this journey with us, and Robert's ham radio buddies. Also, his two grown kids from his previous relationship, grandkids, and my 3 boys.

We were all brokenhearted to lose such a wonderful, gentle, caring, unselfish soul.  A man who did everything he could to the very last for his family, though disabled, and who tried his best to help in any way he could. Though I had him only 15 years, they were the most blessed years of my life.

I don't know who I am now.

I'm not a "Catholic wife and mother" anymore.

I haven't worked in years and have many health issues that may prevent that.

My son has Asperger's syndrome---something that requires two parents at a minimum, and for which I am ill equipped emotionally to deal with right now--but that's another post for another day.

AT any rate, I was blessed today to have so many who cared for me come out--even many old friends I had not seen in over ten years.

I will miss my Robert with all my heart. The sky weeps for him as well today.


  1. Eternal memory1
    I am sorry for your loss
    other bloggers in similar situation- 'The reluctant widow' and Amy Welborn

    1. Oh Amy I am so sorry. I will come visit your blog now.

    2. Kerry, I'm so, so sorry to hear your news. I had been feeling strongly the need to pray for you over Easter, but never thought you'd lost Robert already. Surrounding you in prayer from across the ocean. Much love and hugs, Chris.