“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein
It’s very important to me to mark the ten-year milestone of our marriage. After all, we ALMOST made it. It felt longer than ten years anyway, so I think we deserve the credit. (For some reason, a ten year anniversary was something I used to look forward to and make lavish imaginary plans around.)
So instead of a proper memorial this weekend, I’m having an ‘anniversary party’/memorial with family and a few close friends. This is for me. This is for us. We’ll celebrate the life of our Vernon as we celebrate our very full decade of marriage.
We will also have a proper memorial service for Vernon the following Sunday. I’m looking forward to that one just as much. But this will have the space to be open to anyone who would like to pay their respects to Vernon. This is for him. I’m starting to plan the music and talk to the staff at the church about what comes next. I have never planned a funeral before, and fortunately, I haven’t attended many of them, so I don’t know what to expect yet. But I know it will be beautiful…and full of love.
All are invited. 🙂
MEMORIAL FOR VERNON ADAMS (1967-2016)
Sunday, September 11th, 1:30pm
Heritage Christian Fellowship
190 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673
Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SansOxygen.