Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Homegoing Celebration

Of course it was unfortunate to gather under such circumstances but we really had a great trip up to Elkhart to memorialize Grampaw and visit with family. I wish we could all be together more often but I guess it's weddings and funerals huh?

Jer and I had debated bringing Tessa along but I'm so glad we did. Not only did she behave herself with the help of some toys and her entertaining Aunt Becky, she even sat quietly with Jeremy in the back of the funeral service. He said she put her hands together to pray and said 'amen' with everyone else...we've trained her well. Of course everyone doted over Charley, the youngest person present and Grampaw's 5th great grandchild.

We are so blessed to have had such an awesome Grandfather in our lives, and doubly blessed by the love and fellowship we all shared when we were together. There were so many great pics we had to make a slideshow....

Family Pictures Grampaw's Memorial from Laura Sargent Bennington on Vimeo.


The Patterson Family said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but like you said, it truly is a reason to celebrate life and going home.

your family is so precious. I still can't wait until we can get all of the kiddos together!

J.B. said...

It looks like it truly was a celebration of life! So neat.

Hey! Did I see Scott Vargo in those pictures!? Are you related to him now!? How small is this PMO world!?

LauraB said...

Jenny- Yeah that's Scott. He's marrying my first cousin Eva in about two months. I just met him last week but I approve! :)