I am really grateful I was able to take a few pictures of the funeral of Grandpa Snowball, who was an extra-ordinary man. Here are a few of my favorite images along with the rest. download funeral images (179.8MB)
When my Father past away, it happened at a awkward time when I couldn't get there immediately. After suffering a massive stroke my Dad was placed on on life support. My Mother and my sisters were there to make that difficult decision to pull my Father off life support, and I consented over the phone. At the time I did not know if it would mean anything to be there... quite honestly, I knew it was out of my hands... I knew my Dad would understand.
To be able to witness Grandma Snowball's faith and the faith of his daugher's was an extremely unique experience for me... not having been there when my own father passed away. I remember the doctor coming in with the news of Grandpa's deteriorating health and with Grandma and her Daughters around her, they knew exactly what needed to be done. I wish anyone could see how amazingly difficult that decision was and yet it felt so calm in the hospital room that I really believed Grandpa would never pass away.
However, difficult it was to be there on that day, I really count it has one of the greatest tender mercies the Lord has bestowed on me. I know the scripture which Nephi wrote is true.
"But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance" (1 Nephi 1:20).
All I know about faith is that if I just try, the Lord will bless me and if I listen and notice, I will begin to see just how merciful the Lord is.
with all sincerity, Stanford