You all are so awesome. We will be traveling home today. I can hardly wait to see my chickens. The funeral was like no other. It was awesome, if a funeral can be that. Mike and I were overwhelmed with love and strength. We were both actually able to feel joy. Is that crazy, or what? Mike sooo wanted to say, "the last words," at our son's funeral. He feared he would be too choked up to get it done. To the contrary - he gave a most memorable speach. I did not know he had planned this out! Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. He received a standing ovation. Isn't that crazy? hahaha. I hope someone recorded it. You must know - my husband is not the kind of man to do something like this. It was simply fabulous. We sure loved our first born son. He was a special man. Very special to many. Well, he is gone now. We will all move on, albeit a bit slowly for a while. One special moment..... Michael was a champion even before he graduated high school. He was the first in our home town school to ever make it to the finals in state wrestling. At the end of every match, before he ever went to state, he held up his hand with "#1" and was determined.......... One of his best friends had just told a story about this, and during the next song, this happened..... Soon, everyone was standing..... Have you heard of these songs? Soldiers and Jesus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbDFgbKDTTE Airborne Ranger Infantry... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dktHCcobEm4 LOVE and appreciation to you all. Many many thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Now, I have held up the line long enough here. You all so graciously allowed me to ramble and carry on... Now, let's talk chickens! How is Stella? Hey, how are those chicks doing, too?