Well yesterday was dads big day!
This beautiful church was packed the sun was shining.
Service wasn't until 1pm so I walked around in circles all morning
Got to mums about 11 and the caterers were in, we had lovely canapés prepared.
I pulled together about 250 photos and had them playing through the TV so there were some brilliant memories for people to share in.
The one thing I was dreading was waiting for dad to arrive.
He turned up in a lovely silver hearse with a huge spray of sun flowers. I think following my dad with my family to the church was awful.
The vicar greeted us at the church and said to mum that all Geoffs friends are waiting for him....how nice to say that.
We followed dad in to the Adele song we heard the nurse sing in the hospice and after the hymns and prayers it was show time.
I stood up with my two brothers for the eulogies.
I said I'd take one for the team and go first.... My opening line, I just turned to dad and said at least I won't get interrupted!!!!
After that it pretty much was a stand up act from me and my brothers and we had a perfect balance of laughter and stumbling over lines as we came to the hard stuff.
I absolutely loved doing it and I was determined to get the laughter in the church. People afterwards said they wanted to stand and give us a standing ovation.
We went to the crematorium for a short service then headed to mums house.
The garden was packed people drinking wine and being served canapés
It was a brilliant day followed by a bbq at the end for the remaining few.
My 9 year old daughter Emily stole the show, she had written a beautiful speech about her grandad. She stood in the middle of 80 adults and they listened in absolute silence as she brought many to tears.
I don't know where she gets it from!!!!
Thank-you for your support