Day 5: Memorial
I didn't have a body to cremate or bury with Taylor. With Seth I did. However, I didn't want to just let Taylor go undocumented. I wanted her existence to be written for anyone and everyone to see. I wanted both of my babies recorded in history somehow. So, as I ordered Seth's grave stone, I added a line on it that recognized Taylor, too.
A neighbor that has been helping me with sewing projects for the Memory Boxes I am putting together said she used to help with engraving headstones and would happily add the Star Trek emblem to it for me. I'm guessing I'll put it in the top right corner.
I don't know if I can have someone set the stone now or when. I don't know how cold the ground is and if you can set it in concrete when the ground is cold to frozen. But, by the time Seth's birthday comes around next year, surely we'll have it set above him. It'll be nice to have his grave marked, have a place to go where my babies' names are both written and recorded for the world. I love my babies.
As Keith was leaving for school, he saw the stone. He stared at it for a while and said, "I wish we had two more babies."