As it turns out, it was good for me to be home this week to focus on family in the Cleveland area, while my wife Marie helped family in the Philly PA area to prepare for a family move. Sometimes things just work out for the right reasons!
I found Deb Calvert's funeral services to be very meaningful and heartfelt. As for myself, being an elderly man, and over the many years of friends and family lost to death, I have found once again that the true joy of a funeral service is the focus everyone gives to the goodness of the person who has passed away. That certainly was the case in the last two days. Focusing on the rose versus the thorns as your Reverend Pastor so aptly prayed. We all need to keep these two days in mind as we focus on our own families each day.
With Love, Mike Loiacono (Julie's Dad)