My favorite pictures are of the new people we met in Long Beach, friends or spouses of friends, all chipping in, adding their own beauty touches during the week prior to Brian's Memorial. Each one, like Rachel here, worked magic, doing all that needed doing, big and little things that added beauty and comfort to the occasion. Someone wrote the obituary draft, someone prepared the memorial program, someone worked on cleaning the interior, someone catered the many gatherings, someone cooked, someone scrubbed floors, washed walls and windows.........
They came in and out; and they all brought joy!
We tasted the love in each thoughtful gesture.
We are still in a daze, my husband and my other children,their spouses and relatives, and Janet, Brian's fiancee. She had coordinated all this out pour, hundreds of people, friends and co-workers of both of them. Throughout, she was quietly doing, arranging, holding hands, coordinating, managing the many crews that showed up.
Our hearts are comforted daily by all this love and beauty.