Yesterday was one of those days that seemed so long but once it was over it seemed to fly by. It began like last 3 days did. I didn't sleep well and I was looking for a nap around noon but that didn't happen. Diane and I had to be at the funeral home @ 4 to get things ready. It also gave us time with Cody before anyone else got there. Although they did a good job fixing him up he just didn't look like our Cody. I can't say as I expected him to. I don't remember anyone every looking like themselves at a funeral. I took a box of his toys so we could display them the way he would have wanted. The people loved them.
The people, oh there were many people. The funeral director said that 200 had signed the book but he thought that at least 350 came in to see our Cody. The line wrapped out one room and up the hall to the next room. It made us feel good to see that many people had taken time to drop in. We had people from Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Washington State, Maryland and West Virginia. I'm sure there were more but I can't recall. I have a feeling today we will have many more people. I was surprised at all the people that brought their children from Cody's school. I just though that most would find it hard to let there kids see him. I think it was important for everyone who this little warrior. It is plain to see that he has touched many people in his short time.
Again I didn't sleep well. I was exhausted when I went to bed @ 10:30 last night but soon started tossing and turning around 12:45. I think my body is going to have to learn to sleep again after these past 5 years. We have to be out the door at 9 and @ the funeral home by 9:30.
The kids were pretty good last night. I warned them to be on their best behavior or they would be sent home. They were very respectful for the most part. It was hard for both of them to see Cody like that. Daniela commented that his hand was stiff and cold. She then started to cry. I did also. I'm very proud of Diane. Although many tears were flowing, she held up very well. I think the constant line of people that we were greeting helped her.
So now I get ready for another long day.