I attended my mom's funeral today. My son Gary and his girlfriend are deaf so we were interpreting for them the funny stories that the pastor was telling. Of course we laughed and thought of my mom.
We didn't attend the dinner afterwards, we (my kids and their spouses and kids) went to a restaurant for lunch.
You know, it's hard enough that my mom died and I will never go fishing with her again, but to have someone say that we laughed all through the service for my mom was just incomprehensible.
I have had enough. My health and sanity means more to me than keeping in contact with any extended family member.
I have my family. (Brian, Larry&Robin, Chrissy&Ronnie&Hunter, Gary&Sarah&Colby, Breezee&Todd, and Nicole)