Wednesday, March 25, 2009


It seemed appropriate to get away from regular life for a few days in order to spend some time remembering Grey - his laugh, his voice, all the ways he enriched our lives.

We ended up in Gettysburg, PA, also a place for remembering and honoring men who died tragically. In a somber state of mind, we drove though the park, feeling the national loss, appreciating the beauty of the memorials erected to honor men who gave their all for their country.

Our personal journey through the day reminded me of this quiet park that is dotted with monuments from each state involved in the battle. Messages from family and friends confirmed that Grey is not forgotten. For us, every call, email, and note, a monument to our son.

Thank you to each person who took the time to let us know that you remember.

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by sadness of the countenance is the heart made better. Ecclesiastes 7:3


The Jackson's Journey said...

We prayed for your family. Close family loss is so hard, but it is good to get away and celebrate your loved ones life and remember all the good memories and cherish the time you had with them.

Joel and Marcie Fenske said...

What a neat thing to do on THE day. I'm glad you were somewhere remembering with Dad. And... I love the verse (smile). I'm sure your heart was made better from March 24th.