Monday, September 14, 2009

Saying Goodby at the Funeral of Cory Jenkins

While I was staying at Chelsea's to help with the new baby, I made these little dresses for Carma and Cory's daughter to wear at Cory's funeral.
I had to cut the newborn bodice pattern down to fit 5 day old baby Pearl. It was like sewing a doll dress, so tiny and cute.

This is a picture of my darling daughter and her husband by the "Patriot Guard". The Guard stood holding American Flags in front of the entrance of the church and down both sides of the street for blocks. I could hardly hold back the tears when I first saw them. They also sang patriotic songs to block out the "very weird extreme religious group that protest at these events" people. We were all so grateful that these men and women took time out of their lives to support the families of our troops.

And if that didn't break your heart, when you drove into the parking lot in back, The Mothers of Fallen Solders flanked each side of the back entrance...

And here is Grandpa Fabulous walking Carma back to our car at the cemetery.
I look forward to the day when we will all be reunited with our family and friends that have passed and I am honored to have been able to participate in celebrating Corys life. I am also so grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy in America. Thank you Cory.


hilari said...

what a beautiful post mom. if only everyone could have such a grand send off to the next life.

those dresses were super cute on those girls!

brookegfunk said...

That was such a beautiful day, the bikers were lovely and they all said it was an honor to be there and support Cory's family. We were honored to be there as well.

Chelsea said...

thanks mom... now i'm all teared up again. i can't thank you enough though, for being there and helping me with everything dusty and i needed. you are everything i could ask for in a mom. i love you!

Manda said...

Thank you for the post - we didn't know him, but we honor what he did.

*and those dresses are adorable!*