Day: August 15, 2015
Two weddings and a funeral
Before Daddy passed away he told us that he was planning on dying this week by Tuesday, and that he wanted his funeral on Thursday so that all focus could be off the funeral and on the two family weddings – one being tomorrow and one next Friday. Of course as organized as our Dad is, that’s exactly what’s transpired. Today much preparation went into my nephews wedding for tomorrow. My Mom is the most amazing wedding cake maker. She creates realistic flowers out of fondant and forms beautiful works of art for couples to enjoy and admire. Just as in this case, she is usually handed a picture, and then she creates it.
On this particular cake, my brother and I formed the rose petals and my Mom took them and created the roses. She is quite an artist!!
Today I took my brother in to the hospital for an ultrasound guided biopsy to be done on a mass in his armpit. We will know results on Monday. I am so grateful that he and I are so close, and that he allows me to take care of him. I love him so much. On our way home we saw this beautiful huge flag.
It was the biggest American flag I have ever seen and instantly made me think of my Dad. Like him, I am proud to be an American and am so grateful for the freedom and opportunities this country has provided for me and my family. We love Africa, and it will always be a place we are proud to be from, but we are so very grateful to be here.