I just had to take a minute now that all of our funeral activities are done and I have a moment to sit down to say THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who left comments here or emailed me, or both. I really appreciate all of the kind words and wonderful thoughts and hugs that have been sent my way in the last few days. I sincerely appreciate and feel grateful for everything.
We had a nice time seeing family that we unfortunately mostly see only for weddings and funerals and all shared some nice memories of grandma. One of the most special things was when I found out my grandma's middle name was Rose. We had named Emma Rose after Trevor's mom, but it's really special to find out that she shares her middle name with her late great-great grandma too.
One slightly odd development in the last two days is that Emma has started to "see" a man standing by our garage...one that I cannot see...as I buckled her into her carseat yesterday and today, she would say "man there!" as she pointed to the garage. The first time I looked thinking the neighbor guy was out, but his car was not even in the driveway and I saw no one around. I said to her "Is the man still there?" She said, "right there!" as she pointed by the garage again. When we pulled out of the driveway she said "buh-bye man" and waved. She said pretty much the same stuff today as I buckled her into her carseat and we got ready to leave. "Man standing there", pointing at the garage again, same thing where I would ask her a few times if he was still standing there and she was still saying, yes, "right there". Again, she waved and said "buh-bye" to the man. Maybe we're in the presence of a medium...as I've been reading that book by Allison Dubois, I've been thinking more about spirits, ghosts, loved ones who have passed away, etc. Maybe I'm making more of this than what it is, but I can't help but wonder if she's seeing a ghost. If she is, I'm glad he's outside the house rather than inside anyway.