Home going services always tend to put me in a reflective mood. On the one hand family from near and far gather together sometimes after years of absence (kids grow up so fast!), stories are told, history and love are shared, comfort is given, and relationships are strengthened.
On the other hand you tend to realize the importance of the people who are in your life and the relationships that you have. People are important, and we should enjoy each other now, take time now to share love and laughter.
Today we gathered to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of my uncle. A man who was well spoken of, fondly cared for and lovingly remembered as a husband, father, brother, uncle, and true friend. A man who served God, family, community and friends.