Another thing I thought about during the funeral is the huge amount of gratitude I have to know that our families don't end here....that God loves us and that we can be together again after this life. I can't imagine going through this life without that hope.
We spent the closing hours of 2012 together as a family (minus the senior who was at a party). My dad made his famous clam chowder and we ended the year with a few small fireworks.
Farewell Darius, until we meet again.