Yesterday it was so fitting day to have Sharon's Memorial sandwiched between Military Wives Appreciation Day and Mothers Day, because Sharon was both. Sharon and Clay had as Clay said "a wonderful ride" that lasted 55 years. They had their daughter, Karen, in Washington while Clay was between enlistments. Then thanks to precise military planning the oldest son, Drais, was born in Idaho and the youngest son, Mark was delivered in Guam. They then proceeded to Alaska where the children were raised. In standing on the sidelines and watching the family come together from Utah, Alaska and Idaho and then seeing the grandchildren arrive from Colorado and Arizona I was able to witness the joy in their faces as they remembered their mother/grandmother with stories of the love they all shared.
Some of the folks in attendance watch a video of Sharon's life that some of her friends had put together.
The oldest son shares the thanks of the family to the folks in attendance and remembers his Mom.
Clay offers his thanks to everyone gathered.
A day well spent remembering a life well lived.
This morning after the walk I joined the family and some other family friends for Mimosa Sunday which, as I understand it, is a bit of a family tradition.
The rest of the day will be spent watching the Cardinal game and I'm sure we will work in more visiting as we continue to enjoy the good life.