The monument in a drape.
And here it is!
When Chris dedicated Cicily's grave, he said it would be a place of happiness and even laughter. And it really is! I cry and get sad tons of other times because I miss Cicily, but at the cemetery I almost always end up thinking of happy memories and feeling proud to be this girl's Mom.
This is the back. John 9:3 is Cicily's special scripture. It's Jesus talking about the man who was born blind. We believe that Cicily's mission on the earth was to make manifest the works of God and spread the light of Christ in the world.
We wanted our family's names on the headstone so everyone would know who Cicily belonged to, but Maya thought it was a bit weird to have her name on a headstone. I also really wished I could somehow acknowledge everyone who Cicily belongs to and who loves her. So late one night, I had some inspiration and came up with the bottom portion. "Many more" includes all of you who love Cicily and are more kind and loving because you know her. And I have been so touched at all the people who have independently said thanks for including me on Cicily's headstone.
The roses are from our rose bush in the front of our house. It feels so nice to grow something beautiful that I can leave at Cicily's spot.
And the front. (I'll have to get a better pic tomorrow morning in better light.)
We think the memorial turned out absolutely perfect! We really wanted it to represent Cicily: classic, beautiful, poignant, playful, and even silly. Notice the hidden mickey mouse? We like to think it's a joke Cis would crack up at! The granite is almost a purple, Cicily's favorite color of course. And POLKA DOTS!!!
We would like to give a salute to Pavel at Western Monument https://www.westernmonument.com/ for creating this beatiful memorial. (And yes, he does create monuments for people out of state.) Pavel is an artist and this is one way he has chosen to use his talents. We talked with him a little about Cicily and together we came up with this beauty to remember her. We thank you for making a work of art for Cicily's lasting memorial Pavel!