Robin had passed away on Monday morning and the rest of the day was a blur. All I know is that my family convened quickly to support me. Thank goodness for my brother who quickly got the word out to all our friends and extended family. I summoned my best friends from Atlanta, Chicago (and of course here in MI) to come immediately as I knew I would need them. Isabelle, my daughter, was on her way home a week early from camp having to endure a half of day of travel. Communication quickly traveled and I started hearing from everyone all over the country.
It is customary in the Jewish faith to have bury the dead quickly. Needless to say, I was at the funeral home that afternoon having to make big decisions quickly. I will hand it to Dorfman Chapel as they had a very easy process to follow. It felt like building a burrito at Chipotle. What day did I want the funeral Wednesday or Thursday; What time morning or afternoon; Limo or no limo and yada yada yada. Next choice was the casket, I walked into a room with many options but I quickly cut to chase; do you have a double wide? My husband was a big guy and I want him to be comfortable. Luckily, there were only two choices – light or dark wood. I polled the family and we went with the light wood.
Jon from Dorfman also introduced a new offering – jewelry with your loved one’s fingerprint. I was horrified and asked if anyone has purchased this new item. He shared with me that he had resisted for years, but it was a very popular choice. OMG this reminded me of when I put my dog to sleep and they made a plaque with his little paw. We still have it in a box somewhere cause we did not know what to do with it. Anyways not pertinent to the story. All I know, Robin would have been creeped out if I was wearing a dog tag necklace of his fingerprint. See there is some humor even in the darkest of times… more to come.