July 29, 2010

The Final Piece







Dear Carter,
Today we put in the final piece. It feels good to have your headstone now, but at the same time it feels sad to know that we have to have one at all.
I think it turned out perfectly. The handprint and footprint are your actual prints from the day that you grew your wings. Can you believe that they can engrave those like that?! The lady from the monument place called to be sure that they were the right size because she thought that the foot looked a little long. I laughed, thought of your monkey toes, and assured her that they were indeed the right size.
We got the saying on the base from a necklace that my friend, Becky, sent to me after you passed. I am confident that this is the way you were taken to Heaven, so it seemed very fitting.
I finally had that dream I've been waiting for. The other morning I was dreaming that I picked you up, kissed your cheek, and just as I was about to inhale your sweet smell..... I woke up. I tried hard to fall back to sleep, but of course the sleep would not come. It still gave me comfort to know that I may dream of you. The rest of the day was long and hard since I missed that feeling so much. I just miss you.
Thank you for sending us so many butterflies lately. It helps me so much on those days when I wonder if you are OK. We even saw a balloon heading to Heaven the other day. Mikey and Jovie thought for sure that you would have fun playing with it.
I love you. My sweet boy.

12 comments:

Jhari said...

So perfect Heather. I love the print and the saying. I'm sure Carter's happy as always. We miss him too.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

It is beautiful. I am sorry that you need to have one at all but it is such a perfect choice. I love the saying, and I love your new header!

The Fluck Family said...

what a beautiful headstone. so unique just like little carter was to you. i know there will be many people passing by who will have to stop and read his stone because it is so special.

Kristin said...

Tears. The headstone is amazing!

Heather said...

Oh gosh, what can I say? The headstone is absolute perfection! I, too, am sorry. So very sorry. This will be a beautiful visual reminder of Carter's life...forever. And forever is how long he will remain in the hearts of so many. Even those like me who never got to meet him. Love to Carter! Love to all of you!

Anderson Family said...

It is perfect! The handprint and footprint are beautiful! I was just catching up on your older posts and I am now sitting here in tears. So glad you have seen "pennies" and "butterflies" in so many places! I think about you guys all the time and pray that you feel the love from so many people! Carter was truly special!

Colleen said...

The headstone is a beautiful reminder of Carter. My daughter and I look for butterflies now and say that the yellow monarchs are Carter and the white ones are our little friend Gabby who passed away last year. Hugs to you.

Phyllis said...

It's beautiful Heather, just perfect!

Jenn said...

Heather, it is BEAUTIFUL! Love you!

cutiepiescustomcreations said...

Oh Heather, Its beautiful.

Lacey said...

Oh wow, it is so beautiful! I love the hand and foot prints, and the saying is perfect!

Ms. Theresa said...

TIME. God Bless you and yours. The prints are wonderful and timeless. Perfection!