Saturday, June 21, 2008

Beautiful Camille


Today I was able to attend the funeral services for Camille Kathleen Waite. It was a beautiful service and very touching. There were few dry eyes in the chapel. I was able to see the Waite family, I haven't seen them in years. Aaron and him mom Kathleen played the piano and organ together for the prelude music. (They are both amazing pianists). The oldest brother Nathan gave a beautiful opening prayer which both invited the spirit to the meeting and gave thanks for the beautiful little girl we were there to celebrate and honor. There were a few very precious moments in the service I want to mention. Camille's older sister was asked if she would like to sing at the funeral. She initially said no, then changed her mind. She said that when she is sad about missing her sister, Camille comes to her in a still small voice and whispers to her that she will be ok. The cousins and Camille's sisters sang "Listen to the Still Small Voice" It was beautiful. Jonathan and Stephanie both gave beautiful talks. While Stephanie was speaking she was holding one of the older girls. As Stephanie began to tear up the little girl picked up a tissue and wiped her mom's eyes. It was adorable and so beautiful to see her try to comfort her mom. It was a beautiful service. I wish I had been able to speak with all the Waites, but was unable to. It was wonderful to see them, I only wish I would have been able to see them under different circumstances. I feel very blessed to have been able to attend the funeral and to hear both Jonathan and Stephanie testify of the Savior and the plan of salvation.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Shelley,
Thank you for coming to the funeral. Sorry we missed you and were unable to talk to you but Marleen and Darleen told me that you were there. It means a lot to us that you came. It's fun to see your kids on your blog. Drop us a line when you come to Vegas next (Stephanie's e-mail address is stephaniewaite@gmail.com) -- Marleen, Julene, David Stephen and I live here as well as my parents. We'd love to talk and catch up. Say hello to your parents and siblings for us.
Jonathan and Stephanie Waite

Mary Beth said...

I was thinking about you and the funeral. The funeral sounds so beautiful. That is one of the many wonderful things about what we believe in and the plan of salvation and LDS funerals are just NOT the same as the others. Thank you for sharing your experience. XOXOX

Linz said...

I don't know how anyone could make it through something like this without the gospel. The stories of her sisters are so touching. I pray that this family will be comforted at this time.

Shelly said...

I have been following along on their blog and they have been on my mind since you told me last week. My heart breaks for them and their pain. I am amazed at their strength. It makes me wonder if I could ever be as strong if I had to face that kind of nightmare. They have beautiful testimonies. May God bless them with continued peace.

Carolyn said...

Shelley,
That is wonderful that you were able to come down on Saturday. Too bad we couldn't have met. It was an amazing meeting. Like you, I left there a different person.