My Aunt Shirlee's funeral is this afternoon. I will see family members that I have not seen since my Grandma Micki died, which was about seven years ago. I am sad, excited and nervous.
I have not seen my dad since that time. We simply do not actually know each other. My Grandmother was the one who made those get togethers happen. This time I hope things will be different. I am so looking forward to seeing my sister in person. We "follow" each other on Facebook; we send each other some private messages, too. She has her own lovely family and I am hoping to get to know them, too. My cousin Rena, the one that I have always felt like I could relate to, has help quail my nerves. I think of all of this as I work on the memorial poster. It will contain too many pictures for a nice, artistic composition, but a visual reminder of the stages of her life are more important than composition. I will do my best to make it look good.