My great Aunt passed away yesterday. She was more like a grandma to me than a great aunt. My boys are ages 4(5 in april) and 2 and they were her world. She loved them dearly and always asked about them. She came over for years every friday to visit us and wouldnt miss one unless she was sick or in the hospital the last time she could make it to a friday visit was in November. She came to all birthday parties and holiday events(Unless she was in the hospital).She was sick in the mornings and couldnt go to my oldest soccer games but since his practices were later in the afternoons when she felt better she came to those instead. My mom and grandma said I should bring the boys to the funeral. I thought it would be a good idea.We wil be sending a picture with the boys in a frame with her. My uncle also thought it would be nice if the boys could walk behind the casket as they carry her out. But then thinking that my oldest might want to help maybe he could just put a hand on the casket like he was carrying it out. and my youngest could hold his dads hand who will be a pallbearer. My youngest wouldnt really understand what is going on my oldest somewhat understands especially since we just lost my cousin in september who he was pretty close to but they didnt go to his funeral.. He knows that shes sleeping and in heaven and that she wont be coming back but she is always with us and he can talk to her anytime and she will hear him. My dad thinks its a horrible idea to take them. I disagree I thnk it will be good especially for my oldest maybe he will understand it all better.