I've been to quite a few funerals in my short life- Grandparents, a Great-grandfather, my God-mother, and those of assorted Older Friends and Friend's Relatives.
Today, I went to a new kind of funeral: the funeral of my Friend's Father...it was really hard- Mr. Shetler was only a little older than my Dad. The father of 9 of my childhood friends.
I cried a little during the memorial service, and I would have cried more if I let myself...I thought that I was recovered...but then around dinner time the dam broke, so to speak....I told Mom that I felt like I could cry for hours, or even days. Crying for my friends & their Mom. Crying for me, just thinking about the fact that I'm not ready to loose my parents- how would I handle that (not very well I'm afraid)? Crying because I just could not help myself.
.....After dinner, Dad said that he wanted a brownie, and Mom & I agreed with him, so I made our favorite brownie recipe: Taste of Home's Speedy Brownies*, and I remembered that the Shetler's got the recipe the same time we did, and it was their favorite brownies too....Megan and I made them together at least once. (that was fun!) ...And the brownies led to many happy remembrances of times with their family. =)
(I swiped these Forget-me-nots off one of those "wallpaper" sites)
Please keep your eye out, I'm going to have a fundraiser for the Shetler family soon.
*Find the "Speedy Brownie" recipe HERE.
These are the changes we made: add 1t. instant coffee & an extra 1/4c Cocoa. use only 3/4c Chocolate chips: stir 1/2c in & sprinkle 1/4c on top. Sometimes we add 1c chopped nuts.
Mumford & Sons - "Not In Nottingham"