Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I am posting this picture as big as I can so you can see it better.
My chest and throat are full of feelings as I share this astonishing picture.
Pictured are from left to right.
Dad, Grandpa Glyman, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Mel.
I saw this picture for the first time on Sunday night at Uncle Mel's wake.
We sat, cousins and siblings, watching a delightful slide show of pictures from Mel's life.
This picture flickered past and I was charmed by our dads darling little face and posture.
I went looking to see if the picture was on one of the many posters full of pictures around the room.
When I found it I went looking for my cell phone so I could have a copy. (Janet put my phone and keys in her purse for me. I will tell you a funny story about this in a day or two.)
So I stood among the flowers and snapped many pictures. I tried to stand very still, holding my breath, to get a crisp image. I teetered a bit...but did the best I could.
Last night I uploaded the picture and ran it thru photoshop.
In photoshop I could enlarge the image and see it better.
I think behind the car may be an airplane.
Do you think that is what that is?
And in the small image I noticed our dad's hand was funny. What was he doing with his hand?
As I enlarged and messed with the contrast I found that dad is holding a toy or something.
By the way he is holding it and from the best I can surmise... I think it just may be an airplane.
As much as Uncle Mel was a blessing to his family,
he was incredibly blessed by them. His sons, daughter in laws and grandchildren adored him and took beautiful
care of him as she aged and eventually became ill.
He took care of them.
Then they took care of him.
The boys, Richard and Paul, are both pastors.
They are both remarkable men.
The funeral service was extraordinary.
I wish you could have been there.
My heart was broken and my soul was assured and comforted.
And we laughed.
"Laughter thru tears is my favorite emotion."
They boys will be okay. They will miss their dad greatly. But they know where he is and that one day there will be a very precious reunion.
Thank you for your prayers. They were felt and appreciated.