The service brought me so much comfort & peace. Being able to do that in honor of our daughter felt amazing. In the days after we lost Janessa we were shocked & devastated. Her funeral was rushed & it never sat right with me the way it was handled. It was so healing to be able to think clear & plan a special day for her.
We had about 80 people attend. We will always remember who was there to support us & remember our daughter. We have expressed gratitude for their presence but they will never know what it meant to have them there. Their support & acknowledgement of Janessa's life is incredibly touching & healing.
I included the full video of her service. It starts with a short slideshow of still images of the venue & decorations. It then goes straight into the video of her service & the first 2 song performances, her new edited life story video, my words, the last performance & finally the butterfly release. I know there are many of you who expressed how much they wish they could have attended. I am glad I was able to upload the video for those who wish to watch. For the fellow grieving parents, I hope the words & message bring some of you some comfort of your own.
MAKE SURE TO PRESS PAUSE ON THE MUSIC PLAYER ON THIS PAGE BEFORE PRESSING PLAY ON THE MEMORIAL SERVICE VIDEO
It may buffer for about 30 secs but then plays straight through.