Before my dear hubby, Rich, passed away, he made his wishes known to our family that he wanted to me cremated. His favorite spot to take the family, and where he taught the grandchildren how to fish and have fun on the four-wheeler, was at our friend's, Tommy and Laura's farm, in Arkansas. That was where he wanted his ashes to be scattered.
On October 5th, as the sun was beginning to set, our oldest son took me on a ride on Rich's prized four-wheeler, and we met the rest of our family, including our daughter, two other sons, two daughters-in-love, six grandchildren and our friends, at the spot where Rich loved to fish. With tears in my eyes, all six of our grandchildren greeted me with clusters of red roses, from our friends' rose bush. Our oldest son gave a speech honoring Rich and then scattered his ashes in the pond and under the oak tree.
As we were hugging, crying and soothing each other, it started to drizzle on the pond, as the sun was shining and setting behind us. Our friend, Tommy, said, "The only thing that would make this more perfect, would be if there was a rainbow." Less than two minutes later, the most magnificent RAINBOW appeared in the sky. We all stood in awe, completely feeling Rich's presence and God's promise.
This was the single most spiritual event of my entire life. What a gift this was for all of us present and a memory that will be etched in our hearts forever....truly an epiphany!
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