Today I got THIS surprise email in my inbox:
This afternoon mom and I went to Ben's grave and put a special marker on it. Hope you like it. It is made of a cement composite and weighs over 100 lbs. I made a cement base for it and still have to spray it with a water sealant to protect it from the elements over time.
I got the idea while driving by this place in Westborough that sells things like this and ordered it out of a catalog. It is a birthday gift for you and Steve. Mom thinks it is smiling and being happy and I think it is crying and being sad.
I am so grateful for loving and thoughtful parents.
I LOVE it.
My heart is smiling. My eyes are leaking. My soul is joyful.
Thanks mom and dad...it's PERFECT!