March 14, 2008

Clare Mosmiller (1937-2008)

I was fortunate enough to be able to sing at Aunt Clare's funeral this Tuesday. As expected, the service was beautiful, even more so that due to the fact that it was nearly entirely handled by family members from top to bottom. I always take something special away from our gatherings whether they are joyful or sorrowful for this reason.

I was not fortunate enough to know Aunt Clare all that personally due to our age difference and my health, but she always treated me as if we did. In recent years I felt like we had a special connection, perhaps due to the fact that she seemed to understand the impact of my health condition more acutely than most. It was clear at a glance that she wanted the best for me and was worried that it might not happen, and that meant a great deal to me.

If you have any stories or experiences you would like to share, post them in a comment and I will add them to this post. Some comments made by friends of the family are available as well as some fantastic pictures are available online already.

Posted by Andy at March 14, 2008 03:01 PM to the News category

Thanks for the nice comment about Mom. I can't express how moving it was to have you sing so beautifully at Mom's funeral. It was a very special day for us and the beauty of your voice only made Mom's tribute that more meaningful. I'm not sure if you heard my father say "Thank you" with tears in his eyes when you finished, but he did.

I also felt blessed to have Pat and Mike saying the service, our friends were eucharistic ministers and Matt and Chris altar serving was very important to Jack.

We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful and talented family. Thanks to you all!

Posted by: Susan at May 27, 2008 04:21 PM
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