Yesterday morning, the twins and I got up a little early along with my mom. We all got dressed and had our breakfast, then packed ourselves up into the car.
It was a gorgeous day, sunny and breezy, not too cold. We drove just a few miles, to the most beautiful cemetery I've ever seen. It's like a garden.
At the cemetery, the funeral director led us to a small chapel. Maddie and Riley rode patiently in the stroller, enjoying the lovely spring day and the fresh air. In the basket of their stroller was a sage green pillar candle and a clear glass plate for it to rest on. The matches were in my purse.
We met GH at the chapel. In his simple box, he was wheeled into the crematory. We all followed quietly behind. The funeral director closed the door and left us alone.
We lit the candle and wished GH a safe journey. Mom and I told Maddie and Riley to say goodbye. Maddie obliged by waving and saying, "Bye bye bye bye bye bye," but Riley preferred to chew on his bagel.
Mom stepped out to give the four of us some time together. I told GH to be on the lookout for Dorcasina's husband. I told GH that he would be looking for him, too. I think they will be fast friends, and that is some small comfort.
Love you, Goose. Hope you had a safe trip.