One of the things I do is graveside funerals. It may seem weird, but I like doing funerals more than weddings. It is such an honor to help a family say good-bye as their loved one passes on to Heaven. The guitar is THE instrument for graveside funerals. No way is a keyboard going to make it out there! I generally work with a vocalist as well.
A few weeks ago, we did a graveside funeral. The deceased was an older woman who had lived a long, very happy life surrounded by love. She had tons of grandchildren and many of them spoke. It was an overcast dreary day in Southern CA. We call it "The June Gloom". At the very end of the service, we sang a song called, "May the Angels Be Your Guide". It is a prayer that the angels will come and guide the loved one to Heaven. As we started the song, the sun came out and the sky cleared. Toward the end of the song, the clouds came back and on the very last note, the sun was completely covered again.
I know -- it was completely surreal; but I am not exaggerating one bit.
It was a reminder to me how special it is to be in this ministry.