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!
I only saw, never actually met Andrew and his service was very uplifting for me too. Good doesn’t do it, I think. Considering what you, the parents, were there for, it was awesome!
This is one of the times I’m grateful for my photographic memory (it doesn’t serve me well with things like gory shows or scary movies – the pictures come back to haunt me in the middle of the night – waaah!!! LOL), because I can exactly picture the FUNeral home, the people there, you and Martin dancing together, and all the beautiful tributes like Jeremy’s poem.
Jeremy’s poem, what a beautiful asset that was to Andrew’s service. The energy and love from that poem permeated the entire place. You couldn’t help but be moved by it.
Even I can look back on that day and remember the love, the amazing love that filled that room and that day, and know we did our son proud. We did his life justice and continue to do so.
Thank you for sharing one of the hardest and most beautiful days with us! Those that weren’t there really missed something special.
And I missed the FUNeral!! When you come here, you’ll have to do it all over again in my living room. Andrew? Are you listening? Can you make an appearance here in my living room for the re-enactment of the FUNeral? Maybe you could make a ripped off arm appear from nowhere and chase people around? Do that at the show, and see the number of bookings increase! LOL!!! As Martin does his readings…a ripped off arm floats above…pointing to the one for whom the message is. :-D
Hey Connie – how did the Zephyrhills show go???? OMG… show your hiney on the blog… LOLOL
Where’s the hiney???
Ya tell everybody about the show!!!!!!
Leah…you need to sing your whiney song about the hiney now.
We’re so whiny…
‘Cause you won’t show your hiney on the blog…
Help us honey…
Please come and show your hiney on the blog…
It’s so pretty…
And you’re so witty…
Can’t wait to see your hiney on the bloooooooogggg!!!!!
(there, Swati – how was that? LMAO!!!)
LOL!!! It worked Leah! It always does! :-D
I feel like such a puppet! LMAO!