"To love another is to see the face of God."
Our Little Family of Three
Monday, May 25, 2009
Memorial Day Festivities
My adorable niece, Marin, slept over last night. She's such a cute girl. I have come to love and admire her deeply. She is not only adorable, she's a quality person. Marin had, and still has, a special connection with Mercydez. She has a deep love for her. So Marin, Trav and I went to the Provo Cemetary's Angel Garden to visit Mercydez's grave. It is so beautiful over memorial day. So many flowers and people visiting those they love.
We also visited my Grandpa Gourley's grave in the Orem Cemetary. Marin helped me lay flowers on his grave. She also helped me check the water levels in each flower pot (we didn't want them to drown since there was a rain storm last night).
I wasn't able to take any pictures at my Grandpa's grave. I accidently left my camera in the car. I was heart broken. However, I plan on visiting frequently, so I'll have plenty more opportunities.
It's amazing to me how quickly my perspective has changed. I used to find the cemetaries slightly eerie and kinda spooky. Now I find them extremely beautiful and sacred. There's a very special spirit in the cemetary. I have honestly come to LOVE the cemetary.
I am so grateful for my sweet Mercydez and my wonderful, kind Grandpa Gourley. I am so grateful I have the opportunity to "remember" them each year, with all those who have lost loved ones.