Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saying Goodby to Grandma Schroeder....'Till we meet again...

Thursday, July 21, 2011...we left for the final destination and goodby's for Grandma Schroeder. We stayed the first night in Las Vegas then Friday we left for Hemmett/Riverside California. We met at Sherrie's house where we met her husband Ron and their two friends who were there to support Sherrie. Grandma's brother John and his girlfriend Betty who was adorable and sweet andter Ellen and Herb who have always been most gracious always were also at Sherrie's waiting for us. Sherrie and Ron provided a nice meal, we talked and got to know each other, then we left for Riverside Vet Memorial Cemetary. We met at Grandma's grave...she had already been buried. She and Grandpa are located in the most BEAUTIFUL spot at the cemetary. They are under a ridge of trees overlooking a beautiful landscape....we couldn't have picked a more perfect place for their resting place. It was early evening and just a beautiful night as we stood around the gravesite to give honor to Grandma. We cried, laughed, and remembered this "complex" women...Kati gave opening prayer, Kristi read her obituary, and Staci read a couple of hymns she loved...she loved music. Gary then talked a little about his mom...her complex personality and the fact that through it all...she loved her family, each and every one of us. He then dedicated her gravesite and gave a beautiful prayer..I then gave the closing prayer. We stayed behind to talk and be together as family, we not often get to spend time together. It was again a nice, beautiful day where we could feel love for each other and for Grandma Schroeder...Families are Eternal and we will be together again...thank heavens for our Savior and the Atonement, that we can be forgiven of our sins and for offenses we may have made to others....we will see grandma again.....the reunion will be great as it was for grandma on that day July 15th 2011 where she met with her husband, sister, brother, parents and others she loved. God be with you 'till we meet again grandma....we do love you.

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