We have been overwhelmed with the number of cards and phone calls we’ve received from folk. We sent out 60 cards with the news including details of the funeral service, to all the contacts in MIL’s address book. Of course there were also the notices in the local and a national newspaper.

People are saying such lovely things about MIL … and we’re getting to know another side of her, as seen by her friends and acquaintances. They all speak of her kindness, and her deep faith, her hospitality and sensitivity.  Many of them have said they will be with us either on Thursday at the service, or following the burial on Friday – I hope I can remember who’s who!

In a funny sort of way, I think I’m looking forward to it.