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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Beauty in Grief

I know that it's hard to find beauty in the middle of a funeral. Still in some ways, it is a beautiful process. Which makes it all the sadder that the one whose honor this event is being held in can not be there.

 I found it very touching that so many people joined in the motorcade out to the cemetary.  My mom meant so much to so many people, and this will always be a beautiful memory for me.  A testament to the life my mom led.  The kind of life that touched so many others.

The roses that my dad and my brother held in their hands.  Roses were one of her favorite flowers.  To me these two roses symbolize the fragility and preciousness of life.  Held so dearly like the memory of my mom will be held so dearly by so many.

Finally, I didn't want to miss the chance to get a shot of the casket spray.  The florist did such a lovely job.  She would have loved this bouquet had she been able to see it. 


4 comments:

Gucci Mama said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Vickie. That is pain I cannot imagine. My heart aches for you during this time of grief, my friend.

Much love,
~S~

VM Sehy Photography said...

Thank you Stephanie. I'm still in that fog where you handle it all because you have to. I get sad at the weirdest times. Some songs are really hard for me. The Breath You Take by George Strait and This Ain't Nothin' by Craig Morgan. The part about holding his wife's hand while she dies reminds me of my dad holding my mom's hand and I lose it. I'm sure it will get better with time.

Hilary said...

Beautiful and bittersweet. I'm sorry you're hurting. Hugs to you.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Thanks Hilary. I think this post was the toughest one for me as it will most likely be the last one on the whole event. It's like I'm finally saying goodbye. I had one of those hiccups today. Went and took pictures of a dam that got damaged out here and thought my mom will love these pictures. Oh, yeah. That'll pass, but that whole thing where you somehow forget is throwing me off for now.