Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One Final Gift
Today I had coffee with my brother. He and his wife have moved into my Dad’s house until their new house is finished. The house was built in 1949, so the electrical had to be updated and brought up to code. We also had the entire interior repainted and new flooring installed. The house looks amazing and is ready to go on the market next week.
One thing that we had not talked about yet was Dad’s headstone. About 2 weeks before my Mom died I went with my parents to my Great Aunt Marion’s funeral. As we were driving through the cemetery my Mom pointed and said “see Don? That’s the one that I want.” What she was pointing to was a beautiful heart shaped double headstone. It truly blew me away. So when she passed I reminded my Dad of her comment. He kind of followed her wish. She got her heart shaped stone, but it was a single. I think in his mind he thought I’m relatively young and don’t know what the future will bring (as far as companionship).
Eric and I have decided to honor Mom’s last wish. I like to think of it as one last gift. A beautiful heart shaped double stone. We’re having a picture of them dancing etched into the front of the stone with both their names, the day of their anniversary, and the words “Dancing again” across the top.