|smiling Cindy serving drinks in her kitchen|
|ham & cheese sandwiches, chips, apples, sheetcake & mini cupcakes|
We all went in to Zillah for the viewing of sweet 7 year old Benton, who passed away after over 2 years of fighting cancer. The funeral was in the morning at 10am. We returned to the Zillah Brethren meetinghouse and sat in the crowd overflow (dining area) and watched the service on a screen. They had little memorial songbooks for each visitor with pictures on the front and back of Merle, Rachel, Wilson, and Benton. And Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto me, and forbid them not: for such is the kingdom of Heaven." I'm not sure how many friends gathered to support the mourning family, but heard they planned on 800 for the funeral meal.
|crowd gathered at the graveside service|
|cemetery north of the church building|
Our family returned to Shane's to share a blessed evening sharing with two other couples late into the night!
|snuck in a load of laundry Sat.|
|Saturday evening mealtime on Shane's front patio|
(Gus the Bus in the background)
|Nikita, Annie, Kaylea|
|Ethan, Hank, Riley|
(the PPA in the background)
|sweet shugie love|
|Shane serving Eric|