Jan 29, 2011 - 10:36 pm
My husband died 3 weeks ago almost to this very minute. It still doesn't seem real most of the time. Today would have been his birthday. No celebration with birthday cake or going out to dinner today. Instead we visited his gravesite for the first time.
That turned out to be an interesting outing. He was buried at a veteran cemetary and you do not go to the gravesite on the day of the burial. They hold a small service in their chapel and then they take the body out and you leave. they give you a piece of paper that tells you the plot number and shows you the general area that the grave is in. What made this interesting was that there was about 4-6 inches of snow on the ground. The temporary marker is just a piece of paper, enclosed in plastic, and laying flat on the ground. It looked real weird to see a group of 11 people walking around scraping snow off the ground every few feet to see if we could find something. My daughter finally found it and we gathered around. we had brought some flowers and a small, helium "Happy Birthday" balloon on a stick. The ground was too frozen to insert anything so we stood the flowers and balloon up and made a mound of snow all around them to keep them straight. It was difficult for us all but we made it through.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Honey!! I hope the angels sang for you today!