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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

visiting our son's grave

We went to our son's grave.  It was bitter sweet.  I hadn't really even thought of his grave much because the weather has been so cold and so snowy or so wet.  When a nice day finally hits, I realize that I should have gone. 
His body is there, not 'him', but when I stopped very quickly one morning I realized that it is still a place I want to make our own, showing the beauty and love that he held here on earth....still holds from us from afar....
So, the man and I went recently to walk around and decide what to do for now to beautify his place of rest.  You see, there is no grave marker yet, just this blank spot with an outline of where they cut the grass.  We are starting the process of getting the marker ordered.  We want to do it right and take our time. I think I am ready now to face this.
We love his spot. He is in the 'the old rugged cross' section which we love....he is back toward the ravine....where the birds chirp...it just seems right for his body...
We are grateful that he cares nothing of where is body is left...he is happy in Heaven...he has better things to do..

1 comment:

Lynn Dylan said...

Thinking about you this evening. I am so sorry you had to face this. I am sorry about the water bottle too.

Love,
Lynn

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.