My Family!!

My Family!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

No Exceptions?!?!?!!?

I cannot even begin to tell you how upset I am. Today started out great! I woke up and headed to Mrs. Prince's to work out. We are still attempting to drop the baby weight. I got a text from Foster and he wanted me to check out rental car prices for a trip we are taking to NC in a couple of weeks. Since I was having such a great time with Mrs. and Baby Prince, I asked if I could just use her computer. I decided to check my e-mail. I saw the email I have been waiting six weeks for, the email from the funeral home with the template of Rosie's headstone. It had the attached document with the sketch, but in the email she explained that the cemetery told her I could not have the quote I chose: "Lord, we wanted to sit our daughter on our laps and tell her about you, but since we can't, can You sit her on your lap and tell her about us" and I can't put "Born with angel wings April 20, 2010" either!!!!! St. Joseph's is a Catholic cemetery, and has a bunch of rules. This is what the headstone SHOULD have looked like. (The only change I was going to make was have the quote be in smaller, cursive script like her name):

I was devastated. I AM devastated. I tried to control my emotions in front of Mrs. Prince. My eyes started tearing up a little, but I did not react how I really wanted to. I came home and am now sobbing. It took me months to perfect what I wanted on Rosie's headstone. I wanted it perfect, and it was going to be. Now I need recommendations for a bible verse, because those are the only quotes we can put on it. I think I am going to take a trip down to the cemetery tomorrow after having lunch with a friend, and see what the other babies have on their stones. Ugh!
Please, if any of you know of any appropriate bible versus, I could use the suggestions, because there are a few I am thinking of, but I don't want to miss out on the perfect verse.
Thank you for listening.....


annoyed army wife said...

I'm sorry about this. I think your words are perfect and very touching. Sorry I can't recommend any good verses.

Olivia's Mom said...

I'm sorry that they won't let you use the design that you chose. I love the quote! I hope that you find the perfect verse for Rosie. I can't come up with any off hand, but I know you'll find the perfect one. Hugs!

Dana said...

I'm so sorry. I love what you picked out for her headstone. It is terrible that you can't use it. I'm afraid that I don't have any recommendations, but I know that you will come up with the perfect one.

Amanda said...

oh dear, that is just terrible. i would have bawled right there in the office and curled into a fetal position probably. i simply love what you picked out for her, and it's just wrong that they won't let you have your way in this.

These are two of my fave verses:

Isaiah 49:15(c)-16
I will not forget you. See I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are ever before me.

Isaiah 55:12
May you go out in joy and be led forth in peace; may the mountains and the hills burst into song before you. And may all the trees of the field clap their hands.

Holly said...

Ugh! That just doesn't seem right at all that they can dictate what to put on a loved one's headstone!!! That is a crazy, STUPID rule.

Mark 10:14
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them " Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Matthew 18:10
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Holly said...

2 Corinthians 1:7
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

Galatians 5:5
But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Micah 7:7
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

Psalm 119:114
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.


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