Monday, September 16, 2013

Project 25- A Mothers love

Sometimes it is hard living 400kms away from where Isaac is buried. We decided to have him buried in Adelaide because we know we won't be living in Whyalla for ever. Some days I would really like to be able to just go and see his grave, whenever I felt like it, not just when we are in Adelaide. When we went down for our follow up appointments we went to the cemetery and arranged to have a plaque made for Isaac's grave.
Before we went down for those appointments I made a cross to put by his grave so it wasn't unmarked. A lot of the other babies graves had crosses, or toys or little keepsakes. I used a couple of rulers and nailed them together, painted it blue and printed out Isaac's name and then used a varnish type substance to coat the cross and protect it from the weather. The lion was a gift from Isaac's cousin
I was pretty happy with the result and it definitely did the trick to mark Isaac's grave. It was also something really special I could do as his Mummy for him. I think sometimes parents (who actually get to bring their children up) forget all the things they 'get" to do for their kids. It was nice to be able to honor and love Isaac in this way. The little cars were a gift from Isaac's grandpa.
Last visit we had to Adelaide we were pleased to see that the plaque had been finished and put on his grave. We had known it was there before we got to the cemetery as a number of our family has been to visit Isaac and sent us pictures. 
So now that Isaac's plaque is there we bought the little cross home and I put it in the Garden just today. Where we planted our original vegie patch the day after we had our scan telling us all the troubles Isaac had. only 3 more projects left!


  1. Such a beautiful way to honour your little Isaac, Loz. So precious and special. Cant wait to have one of those yummy tomatoes from your gorgeous veggie patch one day!!

    Love Sez xx

  2. I think this is beautiful, Lauren. The wording on the plaque is lovely. And I'm sure you'll appreciate having a special place in your garden for your little man. Isaac is blessed to have a mummy that loves him and cares for him in this special way. Keeping you in our prayers.
    Love Jenny

  3. Just beautiful honey, I have tears of happiness and sadness right now. Only because you know I know exactly what you mean when you say "when others get to take their baby home". We miss out on all those moments and in lieu of that these are "our" moments. So special that you made the cross, such love and tenderness mumma just perfect. Warm hugs. X


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