Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tears for a Good Reason . . .

Tom and I decided we were going to do a memorial for our little baby boy and we found the perfect way to remember him.  We will be making a contribution to the Urbandale Memorial Tree Park in which we will have a tree planted that will include name/message engraved on a granite stone.  What makes this even more special is there is a spot next to where Tom's Mom's tree is.

Today my Dad called to tell me he wanted to donate to his memorial and how much.  My parents have always been so generous but this generosity brought me to tears.  Not only because of the amount, but because they would do anything for their kids and I know they hurt just as much as we do for losing him.  They are the best!

Love you Mom and Dad.


  1. This post brought me to tears, too. Some people aren't as lucky and you and I to have such great families, but it is definitely something to be thankful for every day! I'd love to make a contribution - while we can't do a big one - but if that is possible, please let me know.

  2. Laura,
    That is a wonderful idea and how perfect to be next to Tom's mom. You are so blessed to have such a great family. Love you, friend!