Friday, May 3, 2013

Sad Day on Cemetery Hill


Sad Day on the Cemetery Hill

Hubba and I went gravin' over the weekend.
It was a beautiful spring day. The grass in the cemetery was full of wild violets and phlox subulata. The air was fresh and the wind was sutble. What a great day to be gravin'.
We picked several graves, that people had requested, because they had what lot in this hugh cemetery the requests were located.
If you have read past blogs we fill photo requests for Find A Grave in local cemeteries. We had found at least two or three and drove up the hill to the next lot that follows a hill going down toward the old part of the cemetery. My husband started down the out side of the lot and I started at the very top in a small section walking slowly down the hill backwards where the stones started facing down the hill rather than toward the road. I noticed I had just stepped on to the edge of a recent burial. I stopped and stepped to the side. I looked up and read the name.
Oh, my I knew this lady. She had an influence in my life while I had cared for her. She had moved and I didn't see her again.
She was a vibrant personality.
She smiled most of the time. And she just oozed with the love of life. You couldn't help but get caught up in her youthful exuberance. I thought a lot about her and tried to be positive in my daily life. When I was down I always thought of her, said a little prayer for her and remembered if she could be positive in the face of her physical limitations anyone could!
She was the same age as my mom and so I often wondered if she was doing okay or had she passed.
I was riveted in my place when I saw her name.
The date of her death was not carved into the stone yet.
I became very sad for I knew how much she loved life. As I stood there for quite awhile my husband called to see where I was.
From shear shock to stepping on her very burial place to sadness at her and her families loss I began to realize she had lived a very full and vibrant life. Everyday was an adventure to her. She had raised 5 devoted and very active children who were all very active in her life.
We took a picture of her stone vowing to return to get a new picture when the date has been transcrided on her stone.
At home we added the new pictures to Find A Grave requests that we had fulfilled. Then looked to see if she was listed in the FAG memorials. Yes, she was added so we added her picture.
I was numbed for a few days by her being gone from the face of the earth but vowed to continue to celebrate her life as she loved it, happy and looking at everyday as an adventure!
Thanks for visiting our blog. Enjoy this beautiful spring.

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