Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mini-Vaca...part 2

So after leaving Jeremy's side of the family we headed north to spend a few days with my sisters and cousins. But before we made it that far we stopped at one of my favorite places, the cemetery. This may sound odd, especially to those of you who have seen to many Halloween movies, but I feel very at peace here. Almost all my life this is where I've come to chat with mom. Over the years it has become where I also come to visit my aunt, and both my grandmas.  It makes me happy that they are all here together. Not so thrilled on the them not being here part but I know when I visit one, I get to visit them all. I realize that being at the cemetery makes me no closer to them then any other time of the year. I know that they can hear my excitement when I see my son do the monkey bars for the first time, or see my tears when I feel like I've been a horrible mom. It doesn't change the fact that sometimes being close to someone sometimes feels better than just knowing they are close to you.

I can't tell you how happy I am that my children also see this place as a happy place. I remember running through the grass here. I remember cleaning headstones till they shined. I remember making crosses out of twigs and laying them on the newly cleaned headstones. I loved this cemetery. Correction I love this cemetery. I instantly feel at peace.


  1. And, you've made me cry.

    Great post, Liz...and the pictures are awesome, too.

  2. Liz - this is priceless and so precious. I love the sense of peace when I go to a cemetery. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. love you for making me cry at work. I will beat you if anyone comes to my cubicle in the next 5 minutes.

    Have a great life. hugs to all.

    tio K

  4. My mission in life of making people cry seems to be a success! j/k :)