Family Culture: A Day of Mixed Emotions
In the afternoon we went to Tommy's burial. It was small and private. Family, church friends, and few others were in attendance. Joseph and Lindsay are standing with their arms around each other. They are doing well, and have now been married for 5 months!
After the burial, my friend Jennifer and I went to visit a friend who is married to an Amishman. They had not known about Tommy's death and we wanted to tell them in person.
In the evening, after a long day of activity and supper, our children surprised Tim with a card and monetary gift, a late Father's Day gift if you will. They were very generous and it touched his heart very much.
What a blessing to have such a wonderful family, extended family too, and our church family. It helps to make difficult days bearable.
I am also thankful I do not have to rely on my emotions to carry me through. I can trust in my good God who does all things well.