So the next time you have a major occasion, know that your loved ones are right there with you.
Of course, I can't help adding one more story. This past summer, a young woman on my husband's side of the family died. I couldn't attend the funeral because one of my children came down with the flu. I tried to meditate and communicate with this wonderful woman to tell her how sorry I was that I couldn't be there. In her typical fashion, she popped right in and laughingly said, "Don't worry about it, but tell them I hate the pale blue dress they put me in. Not my color!" When my husband came home from the funeral, I asked him what color the dress was and laughed when he said, "Blue."