Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Dad's Memorial

The family gathered today in our "almost-finished" kitchen/dining area to say our goodbyes to Dad/ Grandfather/ Great Grandfather. We said prayers and committed his eternal soul to The One who is our Creator.
We had made a short slide show from a few highlights of his life that we ran on the TV screen and enjoyed reminiscing about the times we shared those events. If you click on the post title you can see the slide show.
It was helpful to all of us and especially to me since I did not attend the funeral in Australia on Friday. My Dad is responsible for the existence of 30 humans, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His and my Mum's DNA is in all of us and we are blessed!
We sat around the rest of the afternoon and played Mexican Train dominoes, which Dad enjoyed when he was with us in Colorado.
Here are a few pictures from today.

Mexican Train Dominoes, it's a great game for both kids and adults to play together. Our grandsons have played since they were eight years old, it's a good exercise for their brains, strategic planning and math.

We are still missing the doors and shelves for the island and the glass cabinet doors.
This week I am hoping it will all be done, hoping!


jojo said...

wonderful memories. He certainly lived a long life with a big family to surround him.
thanks for sharing this with us.

farmlady said...

Nice way to say goodbye. I know that he was there in spirit.. and Matthew too.
Really nice pictures of your family in the new kitchen...just being a family.Your Dad would love that.

Khris said...

Thinking of you Roslyn...its never easy to lose a loved one at any age....big hugs, your friend

Reddirt Woman said...

What a wonderful memorial for your Dad. The slide show showed quite a journey through his very interesting life... and it all centered around his family. What a tribute. Thank you for sharing.