by riehlism (655 Posts), Fri Aug 27, 2010 05:38 pm
We made some of the arrangements last weekend. Frank and I bought our niches in the mausoleum. Blue will be in good company: Bill Frawley (Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy), and Ritche Valens are there. We bought ours all in a row so he won't be alone when our time comes.
It is going to be very small, just our immediate families. I think we're going to ask the cemetery to have someone officiate a non-religious ceremony for our son and maybe ask Frank's sister to read a letter that we will write together.
I also made a photo book from shutterfly. In it has his ultrasounds, footprints, and his pictures after his birth. In the books I also had lyrics of songs or poems. I created 3 hard cover books. One for each set of grandparents, and one for Frank and I. I also had them make smaller paperback books for our siblings and other close relatives.
Kerisue, I used the poem you shared with me in the books, so thank you. The funeral is 3 weeks from today.
I also listened to Sarah McLachlan's version of the Rainbow Connection, and thought it was fitting. Now every time I hear about rainbows or seem them, I think about Blue.