"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thank you!

Mom's Celebration of Life truly was the most amazing memorial! Many many familiar faces brought happiness & good memories! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and to all who wish they could have joined us. We love & appreciate you all so much and couldn't have made it through this without you! What a beautiful testament to our Mom!

The venue at "The Farm" was absolutely fitting for Mom's style.  From the lace to the wild flowers every loving detail held a special touch from all who helped recreate the Kerry-fied vision!  My cousin Emily made the bookmarks from a quoted scripture framed in Mom's kitchen and customized with her photo and signature on the back.  My cousin Rachel took the fabric and buttons from Mom's sewing room to recreate the fabric flowers she taught us to make.  Uncle Todd worked hours on the video slideshow with all of our special music choices and spliced in some home videos!  Many of our family and dearest friends took part in helping.  We are extremely grateful to Gail at "The Farm" for hosting this event and allowing space for everyone to attend comfortably.  She mentioned never seeing so many people there before!  Leave it to Kerry to keep breaking records!  HyVee catered such a beautiful fruit waterfall spread and the cheese & crackers with veggies and dip were a hit.

We wish that we could have spent more time talking with everyone who attended but sadly didn't even get around to everyone!  We're looking forward to reading the Memory Guest Book and the cards together.  If you didn't get a chance to sign it please let us know or you can share a memory below here and we can put it in the book for you!

The J's are doing good and being strong like our Momma.  We're taking it one day at a time and realize some days will be better than others.  I'm honestly not sure how we would be without all of your love, positivity, encouragement, hugs and even food!  Mom would be so proud of us but all of you as well!

Thank you dearly! With love,
The J's & family


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