Well, considering I haven’t written for an entire week, I really don’t have a lot to say! We spent last week primarily focused on one thing—planning Grandpa Great’s funeral. We wanted it to be a wonderful celebration of a wonderful man’s life and legacy, and I hope it was.
Uke’s funeral was Saturday, and the weather forecast predicted a cold, snowy day. I was thrilled when we woke up Saturday to a beautiful, clear, sunny sky. While it was brisk, it was lovely—and so much better than we’d expected.
His services were sweet, funny, and short; everyone who participated did a wonderful job. One of his oldest granddaughters gave a life sketch, and both Sterling and I learned a few things. Sterling’s brother-in-law gave a tribute on the influence Uke had had on him, and Sterling’s remarks focused on the lessons he’d learned from his dad.
The younger grandchildren sang “I Am a Child of God,” and the closing song was “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” the only song Grandpa Great ever sang at church during the time he lived with us. I think it was because he couldn’t see very well, and it was the only church song he had memorized. It may have been an unusual choice for a funeral, but I am certain Grandpa had sunshine in his soul that day as he was with his Maker and reunited with many loved ones who had gone before.