Cards really do mean so much!
Every card we received really meant so much to me....I will never under estimate the power of lovingly sent sympathy card again. (and I'll be much better at sending them to others when I hear of their loss)
Grief makes you tired.
Getting a good night's sleep in the midst of our planning was so important. I had no idea how tiring grief really is.
The scriptures really are a balm of healing.
Reading over God's word and reflecting on His promises has proven very powerful over the last couple of weeks. Some of my favorite scriptures have been: Psalm 30:4-5, Revelation 14:13, Psalm 62:1-2
and Lamentations 3:22-25
Death is hard...it doesn't matter the age at which someone passes.
My Baba was 93 and while we knew she wouldn't be with us forever, when she passed it was still hard. I think we were all expecting to be able to gather and hold her hand and be with her as she passed.
Everyone needs to grieve in their own way.
Each one of us handled/is handling the loss of Baba differently. No one way is the right way or the wrong way. My little guy cried hard the first couple of nights...he didn't cry during the service because he told me "I got it all out in the beginning, Mom"
Being supportive is powerful and it really does make a difference.
We had friends that came to the viewing just because they loved us...I wasn't expecting this and it was so wonderful. We also had friends calling and checking in on us throughout the week....that made a world of difference.