Today, Phil and I attended a lovely Remembrance Service at Tabor Hills HealthCare Facility in Naperville, IL. The purpose of the service was to honor those residents of the facility who had died sometime during the past year. Our beloved Fran Webb died February 2, 2006, after having been at the Tabor Hills facility for a year. She had turned 97 years of age in November of 2005.
I took this picture prior to the service. You can see Phil seated in the upper left-hand side of the picture.
At the end of the service, family members or anyone who wanted to remember a departed loved one was invited to light a candle. I offered a prayer, thanking God for allowing Fran to be a part of our lives for almost forty years as I lit my candle.
The garden area where balloons were released to demonstrate the "letting go" of the loved one who has passed away.
A cluster of purple balloons, lifted heavenward by the strong breeze, and seemingly escorted by winged assistants.
We love you, Fran, and miss you terribly. Life just isn't the same anymore for the many of us who loved you.....and love you still.