Several days ago my grandmother passed away and left this world. Of course the loss of a loved one is difficult but I can't help but feel some relief for her. She had late stage Alzheimer's disease that had completely taken over. I know now that she is with my grandfather again and that she is no doubt playing the piano again. My grandmother was a beautiful pianist.
Both of my grandparents have been cremated and we are going to spread her ashes off the oregon coast where my grandfather is. It got me thinking that we don't have anything to memorialize them. My plan is to find a nice place on my parents property and create a Memorial garden for them. I am going to create custom Memorial stones for each of them to build the garden around. I'm always saying Memorial stones are a great way to honor the lives of your loved ones, and I now have an opportunity to create something nice for them and my family. I am going to consult my family members first to decide what should be included on the Memorial stones and also what plants and flowers they might have liked. I am also thinking about planting a tree as the center of the garden.
I will update this post as things progress and post pictures of the memorial stones. I would love to get feedback from readers also if you have some general design ideas for a memorial garden.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
|Custom engraved address stones|
Friday, February 24, 2012
In 2004 we lost our dog Riley. My parents own a nice home on 10 acres in a rural community outside of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. It is a great place for dogs to run and be happy. Our dogs have always been allowed to run around the property as they please and like many animals, they kind of set up their own boundaries, never leaving our property. 2004 was a tough year for our family, we had to put down Riley's dad Duke because he was 14 years old and couldn't walk anymore. Riley left our property where for almost a week and when he returned he was exhausted and wouldn't eat. We took him to the vet to find out he had salmon poisoning. We lost Riley a week after we had Duke put down. It didn't seem fair to lose both of them. We buried them next to each other on the property and recently honored them with custom pet memorial stones. It has been several years now since they were lost but their memory lives one through those pet memorial stones that are placed on there graves. I know many people who have pet markers even if they haven't buried their pet on their property. The engraved stones still give memory to our faithful pet companions. If you have lost a pet or know someone who has, consider custom engraved pet memorial stones. I know that it will bring you comfort in honoring your faithful friend.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
|Custom made Memorial Stones|
Monday, February 6, 2012
Personalized garden stones can make for an excellent addition to any size or shape your garden may be. Whether it's in the city or on acres of land, decorating your garden with personalized garden stones can be that finishing touch that makes your garden unique and unlike anyone else's. You can personalize your garden stones by marking each type of vegetable or flower that is being grown. Another option is to incorporate visual graphics and quotes as a piece of art. Personalized garden stones can also make for that memorable gift for upcoming mother's day or father's day for parent or grandparents who are avid gardeners. With garden season upon us, it's time to start thinking about designing that special personalized garden stone! Happy gardening!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
|Simple Pet Memorial Stones|
Pet Memorial Stones don't have to be large and elaborate to be meaningful tributes to your loved pet companion. Sometimes a simple message says it all. The above pictured memorial stone is one of our most popular pet markers. These pet memorial stones are great for marking your pets burial place or even next to a pet urn in your home. Simple pet memorial stones like this make great gifts for your friends or family who have lost a pet. Elegant and affordable, design your custom pet memorial stones today!