Sunday, April 3, 2011

AN EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR BEN...

 I was home visiting this weekend with my girls.  My parent's surprised me with the placement of Ben's grave marker.  It was a bitter/sweet moment as I was so happy and pleased with how nice it looks, but so sad because it's just another reminder of his absence.





We sang him an early birthday song...

18 comments:

LL said...

what a sweet surprise...I love that your parents did that for you and Ben. It really does look so nice!

April said...

Oh Becky, what a tender birthday gift. His special spot looks lovely, and I love how those tulips point right to heaven!

ellen said...

It's a beautiful marker.

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

It came out really beautiful.

Junior said...

it turned out beautifully. big hugs and lots of love.

The Kings said...

It looks so lovely Becky and especially with the tulips. You look sad though. Thinking of you all at this really hard time.

Alana said...

Love the tulips. What a beautiful head stone, a nice reminder for those who see it.

Tara said...

Oh it does look lovely, but also breaks my heart. Hugs.

Nettie's Blog said...

Ben's headstone plaque is so beautiful...his elephant and him together.... i am sure that he was there with you all enjoying the song and the family love that was there... Happy Birthday Ben.

Jenny said...

happy birthday to you Benny!

Sim-Dim said...

Yes those tulips in a little forest of their own represent so much of the beauty of you and Ben and your family.

shirlgirl said...

I was happy to be a part of this special day to visit Ben's resting place and to see his beautiful marker. I'm sure he heard everyone singing Happy Birthday to him, too. And today, Benji, is your 9th birthday, and I send you all my love. Take care of Uncle David for me, sweet angel. I love you.

Jo Jo said...

Love that group photo! What a great looking family. Wish I could have been there.

Smilin' sunshine said...

It is beautiful~

I just have to throw out that you, my darling Becky, look FAB in RED!!!

Sojourner said...

What a sweet thing your parents did.

Joy said...

Oh Becky it turned out very nice, and I love the beautiful spring flowers. A great reminder that all will be renewed once more. Love it ALL.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and perfect, just like Ben.
Dru & Logan Springer

Lynne said...

So beautiful Becky. I am sure it was bittersweet. Ben will always be more than a memory for all of us. - Lynne