It was in Saturday’s local newspaper. It is posted on the funeral home’s website. I’m wondering how this makes me feel. Somehow is it now official? Is it now impossible to turn the clock back? Is it any easier to accept now? We are still hurting, but getting busy with the tasks of living help me try to focus on the loving memories of my dear Joey. His father said this morning he still wants us to have an Irish wake. Although we will not be doing that, the healing purpose of the tradition Irish wake is to remember the good times we spent with Joe – and that is something we can do. The memorial service will be March 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Please pray for us as we attempt to heal and work through our grief. And pray for all of us as we share our love of our sweet Joey with family and friends.