Today we said our final good-byes to my mother-in-law. Family and friends gathered at the Ashtabula United Methodist Church for her memorial service. It was a beautiful service, the highlight being the time that people from the congregation stood and shared stories. While I didn't stand up and share a story, my heart was filled with gratitude for the beauty of her life and the legacy she left behind. I couldn't help but smile when we went down to lunch prepared by the ladies of the church and saw "Shirley's Cake." Shirley always volunteered to help prepare food and serve for funeral lunches. She always made the same thing and it lovingly became known as "Shirley's Cake." One of the ladies had gotten my mother-in-law's recipe. It only felt right that I should take a piece today.
You touched so many
Loving, Graceful, Compassionate
Your legacy lives on