The funeral and reception both went very well indeed today.
The Crematorium holds 400 and it was almost three-quarters full. I was delighted to see so many people there. One couple flew all the way from Abu Dhabi yesterday in order to attend the funeral...........
Mum took it all very hard, and had to follow the coffin in a wheelchair. She was too fragile and too wrung-out to walk. At the reception, she sat down and simply couldn't move to speak to people.
I had to do all the "meet and greet", which I found hard as there were so many of his colleagues, friends and neighbours I simply did not know. I managed, though. I saw Mum safely home and got home myself at 6.30pm.
I am absolutely exhausted, but so very glad the day went so very peacefully with no difficulties.
We gave my brother a good "send-off", so I am relieved, and Mum was happy that it went smoothly.
Thank you all for your prayers......