Just a beautiful, peaceful day. I had an appointment to pick our cemetery plot this morning. We will have a double plot so I can be buried with my sweetheart. I knew the right spot as soon as I saw it and I’m glad it was available.

I then had an opportunity I will never forget as long as I live. I was able to help dress my husband in his temple clothes. This was the last physical act of service I will be able to do for my husband in this life and my heart was full. The feelings were indescribable.

Tonight we had so many people come for the viewing at the funeral home. Flowers came from all over and they were beautiful. So many people came in from out of town to show support and I was blown away.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the funeral tomorrow.

America’s Got Talent was on an hour later tonight and we were thankful for that. We gathered with our extended family after the viewing to watch our friends perform. They were amazing and we are excited to meet up with them later this week.

Grief and Solace

We spent time at Bunker Funeral Home today making burial arrangements for Amos.

There will be a viewing at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8pm at 33 N Centennial Way Mesa, AZ 85201. Flowers, etc. can be sent to that address.

The funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday, September 13th at 1521 E Bella Vista Rd San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 with a viewing at 9am.

Stages of grief have been apparent in all of us since Amos passed away yesterday. It comes in waves and moves between sadness, anxiety, grief, apathy, anger and love. We take turns comforting each other and breaking down when we are triggered by sentiments. We love him so much and are having difficulty defining our new world without him physically in it.

I found solace in the temple tonight with my sisters Phoebe and Sarah and my friend Rebecca. The blessings of the temple helped broaden my perspective and help me realize that we will have an eternity together. Right now is only a small moment in that big scene.

We ran into a teacher from the kids’ school at the temple who told us they had a moment of silence for Amos today and everyone was so emotional. We love our community and have been flooded with love and support from everywhere.

We need to apologize to Darin and Greg. There were two local radio spots we had planned. We couldn’t make them happen today but I’m sure things will get easier for us to talk about.