Our first Missouri Synod Pastor, Rev Klemet Preus, went to heaven. Here's his obituary.
He was a great man. We were able to make it down to the cities for the visitation. I'm so glad. It was nice to pay our respect and see people. His wife smiled when she saw Daughter and got to hold her. Both she and Pastor (and all of our GOC friends) were so excited about Daughter and EA.
Pastor Preus was the one who helped us navigate through the moral issues of infertility. He thought adoption was a wonderful idea when we eventually decided on EA. He's also the one who gave us guidance during our losses. We will miss him.
He's one of the main players in Daughter's life. He's left this world, but as he said while he was in hospice, "I am going to LIVE!". (not sure that's ver batim, but it is the gist of what he said).
Funerals for Christians are both happy and sad. Happy for the deceased who now gets to party with Jesus! Sad for the family and friends left behind-there will now be a gap in their lives until they, too, get to heaven.