Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Here it is!

As promised, I went out this morning and took a few pictures of the headstone. The sun was at a bad spot, so the pictures aren't great. It's still as gorgeous today as it was last night, though!


The Front:
And the back...

I should have taken a close up of the etching of Olivia. There is a man at Wyoming Monument that does these by hand. We were so incredibly nervous that it wouldn't look like Olivia. We couldn't have asked for better artwork!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, beautiful!!! Her eyes are actually smiling in the picture! I think you guys picked out the most perfect stone to represent your little angel.

Bethany, PICU

~Katie said...

I have chills up and down and tears in my eyes. Simply Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The headstone is beautiful. Don't worry about what is weird or not. Do what every you need to get by. You have found many things that bring you happiness. The hurt and emptiness will take time and only you can deal with it so there is no wrong way. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

The headstone is beautiful!! It was wonderful to see Liv's picture upon the unit. Definitely brought a smile to my face. Miss you guys.
Jodi, PICU

Ellen Davis said...

Julie, I can't think of a way this could be more perfect. Thanks for posting these pictures.

Anonymous said...

It is perfect. I love the back- she truly is with Jesus forever.

Wendy

The Hawkinson Gang said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Teri

Ashley said...

It's beautiful, just perfect.

I had been reading your blog months and months ago after finding it on Kelly Korner blog a long time ago. I have since not checked your blog for months and months...

I have had a long day and sat down to look at blogs and to rest and clicked on your blog to check in on Olivia and your family. I was shocked to see that Olivia passed away and have been reading the archives and crying my eyes out.

My heart is aching for you. ACHING, I can't stand it. I'm so sorry because your heart must be broken in half and I am sick for your sadness.

My nephew passed away when he was 13 years old and I literally ached to my bones for my brother and I just can't imagine how you must feel.

I AM and will continue to pray for you. Although I know you are sick, you have the most amazing outlook on Olivia's life and death.

I am truly amazed by you; I am truly amazed at your strength. I stand in awe of you and the choices you have made. The way you are walking your children through it all is truly inspiring!

My heart and love goes out to you and your family.

Amazed,
Ashley
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Anonymous said...

You are right! Absolutely perfect! We miss you!

Julie Stufflebeam and family

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful marker to remember such a beautiful girl! You made great choices all around! I was smiling through tears looking at it. Miss her miss her!
Love, Laura Schmidt

Judy said...

Perfection!

Anonymous said...

Beutiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!
Kara

Anonymous said...

Chatt Pack: Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful life! Olivia's etching seems to have caught the sparkle in her eyes. The task of making choices of stone and such was a difficult one, I'm sure, but you did a very very good job. Know in your heart that you did good.
Love, Diny

Anonymous said...

So beautiful....!!!!

Sara