Tuesday, November 9, 2010

GRAVE MARKER


This process has been tedious.  I'm hoping we are almost there.  I decided last minute that I wanted to change his picture.  I didn't really like how the other one came out and thankfully a good friend of mine convinced me to change it.  She reminded me that every time I visited his grave and saw his picture, I would always regret not getting it the way that I really wanted.  Sometimes I tend to settle so I was grateful for her advice.  I love his picture for a lot of different reasons.  I love that she captured his hand with his thumb in between his middle and ring finger.  That was classic Ben.  It reminds me of his wonderful nurses and caregivers that took such amazing care of him whenever he was in the PICU.  (it's a sign for N, nurse)  I would love some feedback if you have any.

13 comments:

Joy said...

I would have to admit that I like this one much better. His light shine through and to me is much more personable...the Benny that I know and love, but remember it has to be what you love and want to see and remember when you visit.

Smilin' sunshine said...

I like this one!

April said...

Oh I love it!! So beautiful and so Ben.

NicaBC said...

LOVE IT!! :) Which seems morbid since we are talking about his tombstone...but your friend is right! What an awesome testament!

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

I like this picture of Ben, but I feel like whomever the artist is missing that sparkle in Ben's eyes and face. Ursala Morrison is a wonderful artist. I hope this isn't to harsh. Ben is so wonderful and I like this picture better than the other one. I hope thing continue to move forward. Love you. ((HUGS))

LL said...

It is PERFECT!

TMI Tara said...

I went back and looked at the other one and think I have to agree with you. This one is so sweet. I love his hat and his hands. He's more upright where the other one he's laying back and it's harder to see all his features. I'm glad you're working to get it exactly how you like it. It's perfect!

Jenny said...

Tara said everything I was going to say. So, ditto. I think you know what you're doing...you reconsidered for a reason. He's sweet in any picture...but this one captures something more. I love it.

The Kings said...

It's BEAUTIFUL Becky! xxx

The VW's said...

I really liked the 1st proof when I saw it and thought that it couldn't be any better, but now that I see this new one....I like this one even more! This picture of Ben is so him! And, I love that he is signing "nurse"! You were such a wonderful "nurse" and Momma to him....so it's very fitting!

This must be so difficult to have to do! But, I'm glad that you are taking time and getting it just the way you want it to look! Love and Big Hugs!!!

asplashofsunshine said...

Love it! The sign is absolutely precious too. I'm happy that you ((sound)) happy.

Jo Jo said...

I'm so glad you didn't settle for something this important. I too tend to do that as well.

Emily B. said...

I'm glad you've perservered and that it will be exactly like you want. I think it looks great! A beautiful tribute to your sweet boy.