Saturday, March 29, 2008

blessed day

the funeral is now over ... tho' sad, it was done so beautifully - that all attending were blessed ...

the minister said all the right things, and i found myself nodding my head and quietly saying "amen" as he spoke ... the family grieved, yet they also seemed to accept the fact that someone so loved, had lived out the time that God had allotted to him ...

i presented my flowers (picture a lone figure, dressed all in black, standing by a white coffin) and read Revelations 21:3 ... in Finnish ... it seemed right ...

the whole day was taken up with honouring my cousin ... he was so respected by his family and the community ... it touched my heart ...

thank you so much for praying ...

Lord willing, i'll be posting pictures when i get home ...

tomorrow we are going to church in the morning, and it will probably be another longer type day ...

big hugs to you all ...

10 comments:

Mari said...

It sounds like a beautiful ceremony - and a lovely tribute to your cousin. I hope youare able to have a time of refreshment at the church service tomorrow.

Sabine said...

Blessings and hugs to you, Saija. It must have been a beautiful funeral. So glad you were able to go.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

So good to hear from you once again!! I am sure it is good that the funeral is over now!! it is good that you were able to participate too..Sandy

Mimi said...

so happy for you that the funeral went well...and you were able to present your scripture..that was a good choice of scripture...
I am praying for you to have a safe trip home...
I know Leo will be glad to see you,
enjoy your service at church tomorrow...
love,
Mimi

auntibeck said...

So glad it went well...looking forward to the pictures!

Penless Thoughts said...

A time of rejoicing when a Christian goes home to ever be with the Lord.
Susan

Amrita said...

Lots of love to you

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
good choice, the Revelation 21. That's what I read for my Dad too.
The best is, that's just how it's gonnna be!
From Felisol

Nancy said...

Your Scripture choice was so good for a time like that. And what a comfort to know your cousin is Home with the Lord. Take care to enjoy family time.

Jammie J. said...

There is a blessing and bonding that happens when a family is together in their time of need. I'm glad you have been able to be there. (hugs)