This may be an odd thing to say but yesterday we had a lovely day planning the funeral of a much loved uncle.
One of my mother's three brothers died suddenly on Wednesday and another died peacefully after a long illness on Thursday.
The funeral of the first took place on Friday, it was a sad day.
My other Uncle had Downs Syndrome and has spent the last few years in residential care, visited every single day by a sibling or one of their children.
We have planned what I hope will be a beautiful service for him.
He has lovingly cared for by a dedicated team, some of whom went to work on their day off to spend a last few hours with him. Today he is being brought home to my mother's house from where we will take him to the church tomorrow.
We laughed more than we cried yesterday.
This is so apt for my darling uncle.
Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was'
- Hebrew proverb
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