Saturday, May 23, 2009

Angel Friends

Crew and I had a few minutes to ourselves on Wednesday on our way home from the hospital, so we stopped by the cemetery. Dex's gravestone still hasn't been placed, but the wee tiny little patch of grass right where he is buried is greener, fuller, and more vibrant than the surrounding grasses. It's like his own little natural gravestone, a vibrant little tribute to his short life.

We took a walk and stumbled unexpectedly upon the gravestone of one of Dex's little angel friends, Mercy, who recently joined him. She too has received the "crown without the conflict", though her short life was anything but easy. I know it's not where they really are, not where their spirits are, anyway, but for some reason it makes me feel better to know that they are buried close together, that Dex has a friend in the Angel Garden.


Nic and Ashley Haws said...

I feel the same way. I'm grateful they are together in the angel garden. My in-laws and I were down yesterday to visit that peaceful place and I told all of them about Dex. I tried to find his special spot, and I think I may have.

I hope this Memorial Weekend has been okay for you. It's been difficult for me, but it's been beautiful. Know I am thinking of you.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Great mom's think alike. I too always feel the same way when I visit the baby section. I always see who has joined my Samuel. I pray for those families. Whether the child lived for a few months, days, hours, or like Samuel never on this side took a breath I know that these families are grieving. It comforts me to be able to uphold these families even for a few minutes.