Today I attended one of my best friend's dad's funeral. I have to say, it was quite an experience. it was my first -ever funeral, so I didn't really know what to expect. My friends and I went through some trouble to get out of school in time, but luckily we did (and it was after I took my AP Human Geography test (: ). The only thing I anticipated was a lot of crying, and yes, there were many tears shed.
I think I was actually one of the first in the audience to start crying. Victoria, Jarick's sister/ Mr. Simbol's daughter was the first to speak, and she barely uttered 2 sentences before I started to cry. Her speech was very moving and well-written and articulated and I think she did the best job she could have done. There were a couple more speeches by Mr. Simbol's siblings, and then some singing and prayers in the church.
The funeral procession then moved on to the cemetery, where 70+ cars were escorted by the police to Forest Lawn, where there was the burial. I honestly had never seen or heard the kinds of cries I did today. The agony was so pure, I'm sure the entire audience was teary. People were allowed to take a flower from the bouquet to lay over the casket and touch it for the last time.
Everyone was invited to attend a reception at the Double Tree Hotel, where there was yummy food. :3 Everyone was much more relaxed there, and I think many had a good time. It was nice.
Derek and I went over to Jarick's house after everything and we had an adventure to Tofu House & had dinner together too. yay! <3 you harry (:
Hi harry :3
thanks for giving me the privilege to attend the funeral today and for allowing me to have a very memorable first funeral. i'm glad we got to spend the whole day together. (: I'm so proud of you for being so strong and amazing. I really believe that you could do anything if you set your mind to it, so stop doubting yourself! If you want to run for ASB, go for it!! don't listen to derek >:l LOL. remember to live life with no regrets, so just do it man!! your dad will always be watching over you so there ain't no worries. he might even be reading this with you LOL... hi mr. simbol! Anyways, always know that I'm here for you and I'll always love you no matter what ♥. good night, rest well, & i'll see you on wednesday, maybe? :D♥, harley