Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Final Goodbye..

Today my Brother's, Sister's & I
said our Final Goodbye
to Our Mom.....
as she was laid to rest.

Helen Peters
Aug. 28, 1930 - Feb. 4, 2013

Even though My Mom
 passed away in February...
we had to wait for her burial,
per the Funeral Home,
or pay an extra cost to have
a burial in Feb. when it was Winter.

It was tough going
through this again...
But she is finally at Peace now
and with our Dad.

We stayed & watched as
they were lowering the casket 
into the Vault in the ground.
And, just as they started to
lower it, a Chipmunk jumped 
into the Vault.
We were all a little frantic
as they had to stop & get the
poor little fellow out.
But in the end...
we all had a little chuckle
and I bet Mom did too!

Always in Our Hearts!
We Love You Mom!!


Trace4J said...

Giant hugs love and prayers to You and Your Family!

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Sheila said...

Thinking of you Sandi......

Unknown said...

Hugs and prayers Sandi.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Sending big hugs...I bet that little chipmunk was sent by your Mom to say 'be cheerful' and to give you a little laugh on such a sad day.
Blessings - Wendy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Big Hugs!~Amy

Farmhouse prims said...

Sandi, thinking of you with hugs and prayers. Your mom was so beautiful.
Hugs, Lecia

Primitive Stars said...

My heart is heavy for you Sandi, Big Hugs to you dear, Blessings Francine.

My Colonial Home said...

Hi Sandi,
I'm glad you all got to be at the service...and how sweet of that chippy to give you all a little chuckle...guess God knew you all needed a little lift.
Blessings and have a wonderful Memorial weekend.

bettyj said...

Sandi, things like the chipmunk, are bits of humor at a sad time. With us it was a comment Andrew made at the hearse. Sending you hugs across the miles.

Felicia said...

Bless your heart Sandi. More hugs coming. Poor little chipmunk.

I don't understand about the extra cost for a funeral in winter. I work for a funeral director and we NEVER charge for a burial in winter. If we're in the middle of a blizzard and the family wants to carry on we do so if possible. Different area I guess.



Sending you lots of hugs Sandi! It is terrible to go through it twice. My heart is heavy for you today...Bet that chipmunk made Mom smile! Much love and many hugs to you,

Kendra said...

I think your mom was having a bit of fun with you guys with the chipmunk incident :)

Again, sorry for your loos. I am sure she is happy to be reunited with your dad again.


Danice G said...

So sorry for your loss, Sandi. Praying for you :)

Deb Riddell said...

Sandi, I am so sorry that you had to relive the heartache all over again. But as you said, she is now at rest, with your Dad and the two of them are chuckling over that darn chipmunk! Big {{hugs}} to you and yours, Deb

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I bet it was difficult to go through it again, but I'm glad she has been laid to rest. May you all begin healing.

Take care,

Dear Lillie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandi!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I'm so sorry you had to go through all of it again. Hugs to you!

Did you get my email about the giveaway win? So sorry about the delay!


Raymond Homestead said...

Thinking of you.