My Mom's Dad, Grandpa (Maurice) Heninger passed away on May 30th. As soon as we heard, we all made plans to be there for the funeral in Idaho Falls. My Mom supplied us all with frequent fliers and so all 11 of us were able to make it. It was so good to be together to say goodbye to this amazing, near-perfect man. It was the most touching funeral service I have ever attended and I am sure that there wasn't a person there that wasn't crying. The highlight for me was when my cousin, Melissa, played "Meditation" on the violin, accompanied by my sister, Jessica. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. Grandpa Heninger was such a sweet, loving, knowledgeable man who was truly loved by all who knew him. I had the privilege of living with him and my grandma for a couple summers while I was up at BYU and it will always be a cherished memory for me. One of my favorite memories was when I would play the piano in his front room, and at the end of any and every song, he would say to me, "Play it again, Sam." It made me never want to stop. He loved the hymns and would give me the background on almost every hymn after I played it. I will miss him so much but am so glad that he is now with his wife, daughter, and other loved ones.
Eating lunch at Los Hermanos in Provo, after the burial. Oliver, getting some cousin lovin' in with Ella.
Yep, you guessed it. This is the piano that I used to play for Grandpa. It's now in our front room. What a blessing!