Sunday, December 21, 2008

37 Years

Tomorrow will be the 37th birthday of my cousin who was stillborn.

I talked with my aunt a few days ago, lent her my copy of this book and told her that I plan to leave flowers on Keith's grave soon.

Today, I was able to cut some fresh flowers from our yard (some kind of white perfume-y flowers). I tied a note to the vase "You are Remembered." After church DH, Ethan & I went to the cemetery. I knew that Keith's grave was near the fence line of the cemetary, but it took me a few minutes to find it. I knelt down to leave the vase & just paused for a moment to think of this cousin that I never knew, but will never forget.

Isn't that what we all want? To have someone leave flowers in memory of our babies 37 years from now?

2 comments:

Monica H said...

That is so sweet of you to remember him. Yes, that's all I want.

Lori said...

Yes, it's what I think about all the time. I'm so afraid that Logan won't be remembered by anyone.

That was very sweet of you to leave flowers.

Can't wait to see the Christmas card!