Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Headstone Pictures

As you can see, I got a nice pretty day after the snow storm. The sky was so blue, I had to include it along with the jet trails. I thought it was great that I could hear them while I was there. It is amazing that he is around me in so many ways.
While I was there, I was trying to take a picture with my cell phone. Well, amazingly my memory was full...(imagine that! Jackson and Noah love to take pictures). So I sat there deleting all these crazy pictures that the little boys had taken. I did keep some cause they do make some funny faces. Anyway... Close to the end of the pictures I found a picture that I had totally forgotten that I had taken last summer. It is a picture of my 4 boys sitting on a gate a Lagoon, all wet from going on one of the wet rides. All of them smiling like they are having the time of their life, except Aaron, he got the wettest and was probably the coldest. But there was Marcus's cute smile staring at me while I stand at his grave. VERY surreal! I sat there and shed a few tears thinking he just wanted me to know he was there. I am so thankful for the little Tender Mercies I receive everyday. They get me through each day.
I also had to include the beautiful view from Marcus' graveside. It was such a beautiful day that I had to post it. This is why I love living here. Whether there is snow, rain or sun this Valley is so beautiful. I just love it. It is a very peaceful place to live and raise kids. Not to mention the people here are just remarkable. They have blessed me and my children. I honestly believe that it takes a community to raise a child, and this place sure does a great job!

I hope you like the stone, it is a dark green color, and when the sun first comes up over the mountains you can really see the beautiful green colors. I am sure he is happy with it.

(p.s. in the last picture, the headstone in the far right side is Clarissa Packer's)

8 comments:

Katie said...

It's beautiful Karen. I too am so grateful for this wonderful and beautiful place we live! We are so lucky.

Now if they could just put us all back in the same ward. . .

Anonymous said...

Karyn:
Thanks for showing us pictures. I have been checking your blog several times a day to see them. The headstone is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your experience while taking the pictures, makes me teary!
Love: Becca

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful resting place...the mountains, the snow, the sun, and the jets flying over. The headstone is beautiful, just like the plans. No matter where you are Marcus will always walk with you in some way or another and you will feel his presence as well. Been to Salt Lake now three times to visit my son and it's beauty takes my breath away. God bless you Karen and may strength keep courage always hold you up. In the spirit of Christ, Sandy from MD

John said...

Karen, those are stunning photos of the grave site and head stone. Breath taking! Way awesome. Love ya!

Linda, Brad and they're driving us mad said...

I love it Karen. It is so fitting. I can't believe the shot you got. I am very impressed with your photography skills. Hope you are doing okay, I never get to talk to you lately. I'll do better. Take care.

Nancy said...

It's just beautiful and the pictures you took are great. I'm so glad that you feel comfortable posting the photos here and talking about it.

I really appreciate the Tender Mercies reference. I need to pay attention to them more because I am blessed with them every day too. My daughter is still with me but I know she won't always be... and she has been in a lot of pain lately.... but she is feeling a little better today. Even through all her pain, she can find something to smile about.

(((hugs))) and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful peaceful photos of the headstone. I love them and also appreciate the comments that you made while taking photos. It's always beautiful in Providence. I have photo of Providnce canyon that Stu took for my screen saver. Love it! Love all you guys. Hang in there! You're being blessed. MOM

Alice said...

The headstone couldn't look nicer or be more moving. I was taken back by the views when we were there- I'm glad you have been blessed with such good people & a beautiful place to live.