Friday, May 7, 2010

Sage's Headstone


It took me a very long time before I felt like ordering Sage's headstone. I wanted his stone to be perfect. I designed one and after shopping around, I realized it was going to cost us a small fortune for what I wanted. I finally came to the realization that whatever I picked out would never be good enough so finally I settled and picked out this Headstone.  I think it is beautiful. He has a beautiful name and this picture captures Sages sweet spirit so perfectly.

The saying "See you in the morning" came from another Angel Mommy. Becky talked about the Joy she will have when she gets to be with her little girl again in the morning of the first resurrection.   I have thought about this a lot. Sage passed away early in the morning and that morning was the darkest hour of my life.  I try everyday to think about the morning that he will be placed back in our arms.  live my life everyday so that on that Morning I will be found worthy to hold my baby boy again.

LYTE stands for "Love You Through Eternity" this is something that Spencer's family has said to each other for a very long time. We thought it fit perfectly and we are happy it was included on his headstone.  The Building on the Headstone is the Mesa Arizona Temple.  This is where Spencer and I were married and sealed for time and all eternity. 

Sage is burried on top of Spencer's little brother Kenny. The cemetery would not allow us to have a vase on his headstone. So we use Kenny's vase which is just above Sage's headstone.  still wish he had his own vase but I wish lots of things...

It is such a bittersweet feeling seeing your child's name and picture written on a headstone.  You are happy that when people walk by they will know that he is there.  But how your heart aches to see his name written on other things.  I just hurt and miss my baby. It has been 14 months and it this still hurts.  I try my best everyday...

 
Trey helped clean his baby brothers headstone.  When we got to the Cemetery Trey got out of the van and folded his arms.  He treats Sage and Kenny's grave with such respect and care.  
Richard and Carolyn met us there and the kids gathered pine cones, rocks and a tree branch, they wanted to decorate his grave. I thought it was sweet of them. My Mom came as well.  always takes the pictures. 

4 comments:

Sharron said...

It's beautiful and very fitting for your little angel!

Amanda and John said...

It is a very beautiful headstone. I think it fits our Living Angel.

Tamra and Jim said...

I think his headstone is just perfect. You picked out just the right things to put on it. I'm sure I have no idea how difficult that was for you. I'm glad his name is there, now, for everyone to see. Your kids are so precious.

Mariah said...

It is beautiful. You guys did a great job picking it. It is so sweet how reverent Trey is and how the kids wanted to decorate it. Kids can sure teach us a lot.