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**The picture above is half of the people who were there this morning for Trey’s funeral service.**

Thank you all so much for your continued love and support.  Apparently, the last few days are over.  I seem to remember making funeral arrangements, buying a cemetery plot(s), planning and delivering two sermons, standing for over 9 hours in two days not getting to talk to so many people that we really wanted to talk to, having to talk to a few (very few…now all of you who were there are going to think, “It wasn’t me was it?”  If you are reading this, no, it wasn’t you.  Those people wouldn’t read this) people we really didn’t want to talk to, being surrounded by family and loved ones, all culminating in the most amazing funeral service I could have ever imagined.  We followed that with a lovely time of lunch with the immediate (yet extended to a very small degree) family and now we’re home.

Therein lies the rub.  What now?  What’s next?  How to move on?  Cognitively we know that we will continue to be ok.  Emotionally, as you can imagine, there’s nothing…nothing left in the tank.  Intellectually, a giant cloud has moved in where my/our brain used to be.  Yet, one thing looms.  Life.

Yeah, living…it’s quite the task that lies ahead.  We’ll take it one step at a time.  I’ve already told Joe and Bella that life (and to a degree they) won’t be the same moving forward.  I added that in the long run we will all actually be better off (not because of Trey being gone but due to having to have lived through such a tough time).  The same is true for us.  Time to go find out what the “new normal” is, but man alive, it is daunting though.

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