Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Children and cemeteries

I never even entertained the idea of taking my sons to a cemetery
while they were growing up. Not until their Dad died did we venture out there.
But Hailey and Elora taught me this week
what a sweet blessing a cemetery can be to children.

We went out there last Monday of course to see Hailey's mom's grave.
And then what Hailey and Elora did together was totally their own.
I just watched in awe.

Would anyone happen to know anything about this baby's grave towards the end of this video?


Sue said...

Such beautiful girls, inside and out.

I love that Elora recognized "an offering" when she saw it.

The two of them made quite a lovely offering of their own.

Thanks for sharing this, Jill.


Scrapally said...

very sweet! I love how they are dressed a like. It was the first thing I noticed! Even their hair done the same. Kindred spirits for sure!

Karen Mortensen said...

What a sweet thing to do. I love how they were dressed alike.

Richard said...

Thank you Jill! Wendy and Hailey had a wonderful time reuniting with so many family members this past weekend. Loved the picture of Robin at the end of the video...that one is new to me.

McKenna Heasley said...

I love this video. That is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. It's hard to see the baby's grave. I also love that quote by Joseph Smith and their matching outfits!

Rebecca said...

This is probably one of the sweetest, most tender things I have seen in a long long time! I love how they look for rather neglected graves. I also LOVE how they do not just take the flowers off one grave to put on another, but use the fallen pedals. And then how they search for leaves, etc, just something to mark a memorial. You can tell by how these girls act they are both very respectful, kind, and sweet girls! What amazing girls they both are! Thank you for sharing. It really brought tears to my eyes just watching it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, Jill. There is so much bad news about young people going astray. But, we don't often see the goodness in young people caught on tape like this. So great!

grandmapeg said...

I,too love the way the girls are dressed alike. That is a sweet gesture for them to spread the fallen flower pedals.

Brock said...

Mom, that's an instrumental version of my all-time favorite song, How It Ends. Nice pick.

Lovely video. Thanks for capturing this.

Grandma Honey said...

I had no idea Brock! Had no idea that song has words, or that it was your favorite. I love it, too. How old a song is this??

Ammy said...

They are so cute!

Brock said...

Mom, the song is How It Ends by DeVotchKa. Not only is it my favorite song, but it is THE song I would like played at my funeral. The version you have is an instrumental version made for the movie Little Miss Sunshine. If you Google the song title + "lyrics" you'll see why I love it so much. I believe it's only about 6-8 years old. DeVotchKa is one of my favorite bands. How did you come across it?