Friday, 26 June 2015
A lovely send off
Thank you so much once again for those of you who thought of me and sent your best wishes. I have had overwhelming support! It's also been an absolute pleasure to catch glimpses of Mum's past from her old school friends writing to me.
Yesterday went very well. I was so pleased that the service celebrated Mum's colourful and interesting life rather than focussing on mourning her passing. Some tears were shed, but we also laughed a lot whilst remembering her quirks and occasionally outrageous behaviour. My brother spoke extremely well about our memories of her and my son did a lovely reading.
The weather on Thursday was glorious (as my mother would have described it!) and her garden looked gorgeous when we arrived in the morning. I was able to create a lovely bunch of flowers for the coffin from a wide range of cottage flowers in the garden. Mum always preferred her own flowers to bought bunches!
It was a lovely send off and I think she would have liked it :)