On Tuesday, January 6th, Adam and I had an appointment to design Jack’s headstone. We spent a lot of time before the appointment pondering and searching for an appropriate epitaph for our sweet boy. While considering what words might be appropriate for Jack, we were reminded of this quote by Joseph Smith:
“Too pure” and “too lovely” seemed to us to be very appropriate descriptions of our little Jack.
They gave us a book of the graphics that they had, and we were disappointed to discover that there were no graphics or designs with stars. As we went through the book trying to find something else that might be appropriate for our boy, one of us said something about how we wished there were some stars. The designer heard us and said: “you know we can do whatever you want, right? We can find images off the internet if need be.” Thrilled, we snapped the book shut and got to searching for some stars.
It took less time then we expected, but we were both very happy with the finished product (as happy as you can be when it’s your son’s headstone you are designing.) They told us that it would take about five or six weeks to get it completed. They would then take a picture, and mail it to us when it was put in.
Today, eleven days later, my mom called to tell me that she had been to visit Jack, and his headstone was in. I am sad that I can’t be there to see it myself, but she said it turned out beautiful. It is just perfect for our little boy.
Jack would have been two months old today.
We miss him.