January 3, 2012

The Candle Lighting At The Cemetery

Dear Carter,

One of the nice things that your cemetery does is a candle lighting ceremony at Christmastime every year. We've didn't go last year....I can't remember why, but I kind of wish that we would have.

I'm not going to sugarcoat it.

It was hard to walk up to your headstone and see this.

It just seems as though we should be able to hold you and kiss you and snuggle you during the Christmas season. Not see a candle lit on your headstone, but this is just our life now and we have to keep on walking this way.

As we were leaving, I took a long look over the cemetery and saw this.

And suddenly I didn't feel so alone because every single one of those people are missed.

1 comment:

Our Family said...

that is just beautiful.