Yesterday James and I went to a funeral for his grandpa Tate.
The funeral was so great...I know that doesn't sound like something that should be said about a funeral...but it really was.
Grandpa Tate had so many loved ones who traveled to attend this funeral.
All seven of his children shared a memory of him...which was so nice to hear.
Also the grandchildren and great grandchildren sang a music number that touched so many hearts.
Tears were spread through-out the day.
Laughs and memories were heard as well.
Grandma Tate is such a strong lady and I can't even image losing my spouse.
The thing that touched me the most was at the grave site each granddaughter and granddaughter in-law put a rose on the coffin.
Grandma said she wanted to be last.
So we each put our roses on one by one.
Soon it was Grandma's turn while walking up to the coffin you could hear her sweet voice say the words "I'll see you soon dear, I hope it's not too long. "
That touched my heart...I couldn't help but cry and feel so much gratitude for the plan of salvation.
For those who know, James and I have not been sealed in the temple.
We are defiantly working hard to reach that.
Knowing that I have a spouse who wants to work on being with me for eternity is such an amazing thing. Grandma and grandpa Tate are such a wonderful example to married couples throughout the world.
I am lucky to have married into a family where they have the same standards and show us young married couples what a blessing it is to be married and reach the goal of being with each other for eternity.