Last weekend we said our final goodbye (but not for too long) to Camille. All of my family flew back into Vegas for Camille’s funeral. It was wonderful to see everyone again and be together. I’ve noticed we’ve been a little nicer to each other, more patient, thoughtful of each other’s feelings. More expression of love is given and thank yous. I feel like there is an eagerness to see each other again sooner than our traditional every-other year reunion. Prayers have been more sincere and specific. Camille’s funeral was beautiful and sweet. The colors were blue after the color of her eyes. The chapel was adorn with large photos of her smiling little face. The program was short and simple, but had the touches of her little personality. A video of her images with tender music played in the foyer. Guest were able to write notes on beautiful scrapbook pages. Jonathan and Stephanie both spoke and it was inspiring and beautifully said. I definitely felt Camille’s presence. Her memory will not be lost.
Stephanie has always started really fun family traditions. One of the traditions was picking a flower that best represents each of her daughters. Then when they have birthdays, special events, etc, she would give them a bouquet of that particular flower. She was just explaining this fun tradition to us girls the week before Camille’s passing. Sabrina is a gerber daisy, Annie is a rose, Lauren is a lily and Camille a tulip. Anyway, at the funeral there were large bouquets of all these flowers together. And of course there was one beautiful bouquet with white tulips. It was so touching and meaningful.
Steph and the grandmas