Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the memorial service

Tim's dad died on February 24th and the service was March 5th. We traveled to Southern California and spent a week with family. Our kids had so much fun with their cousins. The first several days we were there, I spent scanning and editing pictures . . . lots of pictures! So many memories.

My family wanted to see the video/pictures that I had the privilege of compiling, so this post is mainly for them. If you are curious what it looks like to grown up in a family of twelve children, there are some fun pictures throughout. The beginning of the video is a 2 minute clip of Gene praying a prayer of blessing over his children and grandchildren from this past December. Little did we know at the time how near the end of his life he was . . . I am so thankful we have this recorded.

The end of the slideshow is my favorite, so if you don't have time to sit through 13 minutes, scroll to the last picture! The memorial service was wonderful and we were so thankful to have the time with family. We are truly blessed. Thanks to friends and family that have prayed during this time of transition. Gene will be missed by all who knew him.


Cravinchoc said...

Great video! I know everyone is grateful for the time you spent putting it together...or at least editing all those pictures. Wow. Such neat ones too. Love the end. :) Praying the pain of Gene's loss is a little less these days...

5Bazocs said...

Truly a beautiful gift you helped create for Gene's service...and great songs! He really did leave a legacy!!! Very touching... much love, peace and prayers for the entire Johnston family. Gene left unfillable (if such a word) shoes for sure. I can only imagine his experience in Heaven now.... Love and Prayers