Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bird- Dove Sketch in Blue

Little Blue Dove
#13 in the Birdseed Project
My mom's funeral was yesterday.
Special  "thank yous" go out to the amazing friends who came....and to my beautiful great niece and nephew who spoke, and their mom, my niece, Tracie, who put together a slide show tribute that made us all laugh, and then stopped the Priest while he spoke. Tracie stopped Father Pedro (pronounced with the proper Spanish "short e"), and corrected him when he kept pronouncing the family name that way! Our name sounds like PEEEE-dro, but is spelled like Father "Pedro"'s name!....I have never been to a funeral where someone said "NOPE, NO, UH, uh, STOP!" while the priest talked! She said, "sorry, Father Pedro, but our name is pronounced PEEE-dro!"
I then added that , just for today, he would be known as Father "PEEE-dro".
My mom would have loved the loud, irreverent laughter at her funeral!!
At the graveside, my sister, Mary had arranged for a symbolic release of doves.
BIRDS! Beautiful and white, symbolizing my mother's release from the bonds of this physical life, and accompanied by three other doves, suggesting God, The Father, Son, and Spirit. They flew off and away to their home! (We learned it was to Cedar Park, Texas, not really heaven, but close!)
ALL OF LIFE is sweet and symbolic...
I am thankful.
2nd from right, I am joined by 4 of my 6 siblings... 
My sister, Mary is at my right
The 4 white doves circled us for a few minutes and headed for heaven...aka Cedar Park :)
THANK YOU, Ashton Vaughan, for the photos!
Please read yesterday's post for a story about my mom,
The Birdseed Project will continue... and now I have the final chapter for the book that will come out in Spring...
TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations (instead of flowers!) can be made here, but please designate Birdseed Project on the envelope
Make check payable to Threefold Cord Ministries and mail it to
them at P.O. Box 540591, Omaha, NE 68154.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Such beautiful photos of you and your sibs and the dove. Speaking of light moments, at my mama's wake, my dear 9 yr old nephew Ryan suggested that we just pour a little water on her, "maybe she just passed out."
Kids are so awesome....