Joshua and Asher's services
We committed Joshua's ashes to the ground last weekend in a small ceremony with family and friends. This picture is at his little spot in the yard with a tree that we see everytime we pull in and go out, reminding us of him. It was a good thing for us to put dirt down--something a bit final, I guess. My cousin's children each painted a rock for him and put it by his gravesite as well, which was so sweet. I like that it's a place where we can put things and go that will always be around the family.
We also had Asher's baptism, which was a great ending to the day. We sand "For all the saints" as a transition, and, for those of you who are familiar with the hymn, you can imagine there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Such a blessing to think of heaven as our final home, though, and to remember all who have gone before.
You can see lots of pictures of the baptism by clicking on the "view/download photos" link to the right. There's some other recent albums in there as well.