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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bitter Sweet

It has been two months since Grady left us.
This beautiful head stone (a generous gift to his parents) is now in place.


It used to be, after holding Grady for a while, our arms would ache because he was so big!
Now our arms ache to hold him.

Soon, Grady, soon.

27 comments:

Julie P said...

It's a beautiful memorial to a beautiful baby.

E. said...

The headstone is beautiful. I think of you often.

Lesa

Patty Patterson said...

That is a beautiful stone! And I'm sure your arms do ache to hold him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Natalie said...

That is a beautiful headstone. I think about you and your sweet family every day and continue to pray for all of you. I'm am so sorry your arms are aching. I know they are.

I loved your Mother's Day post and especially I loved Camille's tribute to you. It was awesome because you are so awesome.

School's over soon. Let's get together.

Kristina P. said...

Connie, I think about your family often.

Yvonne said...

What a beautiful headstone.

Hugs, my sweet friend. I know how much your arms and your heart must ache.

Heffalump said...

I'm crying all over again for your loss.
The headstone is a lovely reminder of that sweet baby boy.

Sue said...

What a lovely gift for someone to give all of you. It is a sad but beautiful sight.

And I am keeping you in my prayers.

Valerie said...

The headstone is beautiful. Bittersweet for sure.

Grandma Honey said...

That is so precious. I love the way Grady's name is big and bold. I do believe that sweet boy will stay close to his parents and siblings.

Momza said...

I hope you all have felt "the peace that passeth all understanding" with the loss of your sweet boy.
It is a hard thing to understand.

karen said...

The headstone is a beautiful reminder that there is still much more after this life. It's a beautiful gift, and I hope you are finding the comfort you need from loving family and friends to carry you through until you meet again.

Garden of Egan said...

Connie, that is so beautiful. So perfect to be in the arms of the Savior.
I can't even imagine the ache to hold him. You and Candice's family continue in our prayers.

Love you.

mCat said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful headstone. Isn't it the best - to know that you WILL hold him again?

Ginger said...

What a beautiful gift.

Joanie said...

Connie,
You said it all. I think of you and your family all the time.

Mimi Sue said...

It's lovely! It helps us all to remember not to take our loved ones for granted. Life on this earth is so fragile. Mimi

Nancy Face said...

The picture on his headstone is precious and it makes me cry. ♥

Kerin said...

Connie..
My heart goes out to you and your sweet family.
How wonderful that some one would gift his parents with the beautiful marker. So generous.

I love that our Savior is depicted holding sweet Grady.

Hugs..
Kerin

Kazzy said...

So sweet! That is so nice to help them have a place to be close to him.

wendy said...

Of course I cried when I saw and read this.
No matter if this sweet child is 2 months...or a child (mine) is 35.....
our arms certainly ACHE.
and we await that day when we can embrace them again and NEVER have to let go

Betty said...

It's beautiful. Not only do I love the picture of Christ and the baby, but I love that the sun is shining on his resting place and that there are beautiful flowers decorating it as well. Such wonderful reminders of what a wonderful day it will be when you are reunited and you can hold him and hug him again! But until then, he is definitely being held in our Savior's arms.
Prayers are continuing for you and your family!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I am so very sorry I did not know about your loss. My prayers are with all of you.
Love
Maggie

Susan R said...

It is a beautiful head stone, but as you said, "Bittersweet".
Big hugs my friend.

tammy said...

Beautiful. So glad that families don't end here on earth.

JennyLynn said...

Was thinking of you and this loss today. What a very beautiful head stone.

Sandra said...

I've been hibernating, and didn't realize this happend to your family. My heart is broken.