Last week, I randomly rode by the cemetery to check and see if Andrew’s marker had been installed. His resting place is right near the Gaskins entrance of Westhampton Cemetery, so I can usually spot it as soon as I turn in, especially since I had the little scarecrow there in the fall. It made for a good eye catcher! Anyway, I thought it was possible that it might have been in since we had a few days of nice weather and the ground had some time to dry a little, but I wasn’t sure since I knew they were way behind on their work orders. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had been installed!!
I wasn’t quite sure how to decorate Andrew’s resting place for Christmas, but I’m actually really pleased with how it turned out. I had originally thought about getting poinsettias for the vase and then putting a small tree next to the marker, but decided against those. My mother and aunt helped me – I have always loved the simplicity of holly with the red berries, and the little Santa ornament was just something fun and child-like. It’s nothing ornate, but I think it’s perfect for our little baby.