Coming up with the words

I’ve got some incredible news. After reading our story in the paper, Thomas Monument out of Indianapolis was kind enough to contact us and donate a headstone for Elias. I cannot convey our gratitude enough – and definitely not without crying!

We had already decided when we originally thought we were going to be able to buy the stone to have Koko (from Chuggington) engraved on it, so we already knew that much. They also gave us the option for a small verse of sorts. Nothing too long… but the whole “Beloved son, brother, grandson” is just so… I don’t even know what but I don’t care for it. It feels so generic and impersonal.

Does anyone have any suggestions of something? A nice verse, perhaps?

ETA: I probably should have mentioned that I’m not overly keen on Bible verses. I feel that, to put one on the stone, I would be the world’s biggest hypocrite.

8 thoughts on “Coming up with the words”

  1. Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

  2. 1 corinthians 15:15
    Oh death where is your sting, oh death where is your victory.
    (Elias is in the heaven and alive with God.)

    There’s also a verse in Luke about children being the kingdom of heaven.

  3. It’s a paraphrase of a Plato quote [Plato used “she” instead of “he”]:
    “The soul takes flight to the world that is invisible but there arriving he is sure of bliss and forever dwells in paradise.”

  4. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever (Tennyson)

    I googled. Sorry. Not clever enough to come up with something on my own. 🙂 I liked this one, and its not religious. I’m also experiencing an absence of faith after the death of someone I cherished. I understand not wanting a bible verse on your sweet baby’s headstone.

    1. After re-reading….i suppose you could substitute “we” and “our”, as there are obviously more than one person thinking of Elias.

  5. Do you have a song you would sing to him that you could use a part of or a saying from a favourite book.

    Here are some sayings that sound like they might work.

    We loved you for all of your life, and will continue to do so for the rest of ours.

    Some people only dream of angels… We held one in our arms

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