Friday, February 5, 2010

Down to the River to Pray

It was an emotional day for the Knopfs, friends and family yesterday as we said a formal goodbye to Bill. As with all families there are some strained relationships that are forced to cross paths at times like these. Awkward moments and rehashing of "should I have said or should I have done" add to the emotion, too.
I was very proud of my children for having the desire to sing and the incredible courage in the midst of their grief to stand up in front of a couple of hundred people to do something for their relatives and to honor the memory of their grandfather.
I am mindful of the incredible power of love today and my heart overflows with it for them.

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3 comments:

  1. Soooooooooo beautiful! Of course, I'm sitting her crying my eyes out- crying at the beauty of it, and at the tenderness of it, and at the sadness for three such sweet young people to bear. Thanks for sharing it Beth.

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  2. Sue, the young man in the uniform is their younger brother, Van, who Amy hadn't seen for 8 years. Sitting next to him is their father.

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  3. Beth, I've been waiting for the sound on my computer to be fixed so I could listen to this. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone had children this talented and kind-hearted? I remember hearing Amy sing at Gretchen's wedding...the voice of an angel.

    I wondered about the young man in uniform.

    donna

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