Friday, September 25, 2015

The funeral of 4 loved ones.

There are certain sites that you can never prepare yourself for. My first emotional blow of the day was pulling into the church parking lot and seeing 4 hearses lined up, knowing full well they carried 4 of my dearest family members. 
A second sight that's heart crushing is the four caskets that hold the remains of your sister, your brother-in-law, your 15 year old nephew, and your 12 year old niece. 
There are a few sights that bring comfort and solice during such a difficult time. 
These faces. These are my rocks. My best friends. My reason for being strong. This photo was taken as we pulled into the cementery after the funeral and were heading to the burial site. The men (Jason, Brad, Zane, and Ty) were already at the hearses preparing to assist. Pops went and joined them to do that final physical act of love for those four family members. 
I love this photo. It says so much. It shows the beauty of their new resting place, it shows the love of 2 sisters, while showing the heartache of them losing their best friend. 
This photo is another example of a photo saying a thousand words. A mother saying goodbye to her daughters physical remains, and a cousin saying a temporary goodbye to her two best friends. 

I am so grateful for a mother and father that raised me as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm grateful for the truth that gospel has taught me. We are an eternal family and we are sealed together for time and all eternity. There is a great work for them to do in heaven. This is not goodbye, but 'till we meet again. Families are forever. 


Jannica Larson said...

Thank you for sharing this. You girls may not feel it but you are so strong. I feed off of your strength and love for your family. I love you, Jen!

kandy said...

Thanks Jen for sharing these photos and your words of love. It is still a very bad dream!