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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Tina's Funeral

We attended Tina's funeral yesterday. It was held at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville. Tina was cremated and the service was beautiful. Her 2 sisters and daughter spoke at the service - well actually 1 sister did the talking. How brave and wonderful of them! There were so many people at the service, she touched so many people's lives. She was an amazing woman. She touched more lives in her 40 years, than most people do in 80. Tina was very hospitable. She was a great cook. She made some awesome dips, especially cheese dip. She was a very kind and giving person and she loved children.

I struggled with what to say to Randy (her husband), Angie (their daughter) and Andrew (their son). What do you say to someone who just lost their wife? What do you say to someone who just lost their mother? Nothing I could say would make it better. Nothing anyone said would make it better. She's gone and it is so unfair. She died too young. She died of a terrible disease. When I saw Angie, she asked me how I was. I wanted to say, "Are you kidding? Who cares how I am doing! How are you?" Angie got Tina's kindness - always concerned about other people. Angie also has a love for children like her mother. They are great with children and children gravitate to them.

After the service, there was a reception / luncheon at the American Legion in Warrenton. It was very nice and gave people a chance to continue to remember Tina and be together.

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