My marker stone has had its second date for a while now, but we didn’t have a picture of it, especially because Paul is not close. The initial newness of things at the site has faded, and the grass has grown all around. It is a restful state, one of peace and eternity.
The images are things from my life: flowers, books, oil painting, and children from a picture at my school. The cross is the same one as we put on Bob’s grave, taken from his copy of The Imitation of Christ. The words “for eternity” continue the phrase started on Bob’s stone to the left with the word “Together.”