Elatia saw the 2 1/2 Men episode too and thought the same thing, “Muck? Is that you?” :-)
Tonight she told me something that made me feel really good. She saw 2 of her dear friends last night that know Andrew. They were at his FUNeral service. They told Elatia last night that Andrew’s service was such a wonderful experience for them. You don’t hear that about funeral services that often, if at all.Â They didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as they did, and the shots they did later on in the back room at the FUNeral home had nothing to do with it. :-D They said the service itself was a wonderful experience and so uplifting.
Martin and I wanted to honor Andrew and his amazing life. We didn’t want to be the devastated, grieving parents but instead be the proud parents honoring their beautiful son and what he stood for. I wanted people to go away with the feeling that they were blessed for having been there. I didn’t want anyone to feel depressed afterward or feel like they had been to a funeral, but instead had been to a celebration. I think we made our goal.
When ever I hear someone talk about Andrew’s service, it always brings a smile to their face and a fond memory for them of a heart felt day filled with love and joy. That’s what our life with Andrew was like, filled love and joy everyday, even in the hospital. So why wouldn’t I want his service to be the exact same way? Give people a taste of the love, joy, and laughter we experienced with our beloved son. What a beautiful way we honored our son, our Avatar, not only when people think of their time with Andrew does it makes them smile, but also thinking of his service makes them smile too. Martin and I did good! Martin and I did good on soooo many levels! And now we are out there continuing to honor our Muck and continue his message of love and grace.
IT’S ALL GOOD!