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Below, is my experience in ordering my stillborn son Jacob's headstone and choosing the perfect wording to go on it. <3 Big hugs to you!
The biggest day of my life since losing Jacob and the funeral was yesterday. Yesterday, was the day I ordered my sweet baby boy's headstone. I had originally planned on placing the order on Friday, but for unknown reasons, the owner of the company was out of town and would not return until Monday.
I have been debating for a good while on what I wanted his headstone to say. I conducted numerous searches on the Internet for infant headstone quotes, epitaphs and so on... I never truly found one that I just loved. Then, last week I found a website, that now, some people include lyrics of songs on headstones. I decided this was the perfect idea for sweet baby Jacob's headstone. I would put the lyrics from one of the songs played at his funeral on the back.
I chose Godspeed by the Dixie Chicks. The back of his headstone will say:
My Love will fly to you each night on Angel's wings
We Love and miss you
Love, Mommy, Payton, Mimi and Papa
I had built this day up in my mind so much, that I was shocked that I managed to stay calm and relaxed during the whole process and didn't shed one tear. : )
It wasn't until I returned home, left alone with my thoughts at bedtime that I had any sort of sadness... although I miss my baby boy terribly.
From the time of my order to the date Jacob's headstone will be finished is approximately 60 days. 60 days means that is should be finished by August 18,2012. I couldn't help but think how Jacob will be six months old then... and that maybe it would be finished by the 10th for his birthday.
There it is.
The thought that broke my heart.
No baby should EVER get a HEADSTONE for their BIRTHDAY!!
No matter when Jacob's headstone is finished, I will be so very glad to see it. I am so ready for my sweet Jacob to have his rocking horse. I am more than ready for everyone to know exactly who Jacob Austin is and how much his mommy and whole family loved and adored him.
I will post pictures when his rocking horse is done and with him.
Have a Great Tuesday!
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