Archive for June 30th, 2005

(happy) Birthday Willem-Jan!

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Mixed feelings this day, saying final goodbyes to my grandfather and at the same time my brothers 31st Birthday!

The priest this morning made a nice relation between the two;

You celibrate the day of your birth on your Birthday (obvious in

english…in dutch the word for Birthday is actually ‘verjaardag’ which

literally means ‘aging’-day, a different meaning…).

The early Christians ‘celibrated’ the day of someones death as the Birthday in heaven. Another point of view, ah?

So I can say…Happy Birthday both of you!!

The funeral

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Today was my grandfathers funeral.

The church provided a feed to listen to the service online, so Kristel

could also ‘join’ us from Canada with the last honors. A direct

download of the ceremony can be found here.

The last thoughts on this day; it’s good as it is…