Next week will be our son's five year angelversary. It's still hard to believe that Graham is no longer physically here, and that it's been five years since we last saw him. My husband and I decided to have a memorial (paver) stone made for him. We wanted to honor his precious memory with something special to place beside the lovely koi pond/water feature in our back yard. The pond was built as a memorial for Graham. We ordered this personalized paver with Graham's picture and inscriptions from two of my poems. "Only son, treasured one" is the title of the first poem that I wrote, and the other four lines are from my poem, "Graham." We are so pleased with the stone. It is beautifully done in black granite with laser engraving. This picture we used of Graham is special to us because it was taken at a Fourth of July celebration we held with family and neighbors on our patio two months before he died. The patio is next to the pond. There is not a minute that we don't feel Graham's continued presence in our lives. Thank you, Graham, for being our son. We love you more than we could ever say.
Here is the link to the site if you are interested in having a memorial paver.