Friday, June 14, 2013

Memorial Day Always Stinks

In Portland that is.  I swear it is always pouring down rain and pretty cold.  And it's always a big bummer because we can't find anything to do.  Our friends, Amanda and Brian were in town, and we had been planning on going to Riverview Cemetery to clean graves in the infant cemetery lot, but it was, big shocker, pouring down rain.  Boo.  

But we decided to postpone our ritual a week until the sun came back out.  It was so fun noticing all of the graves near Holly's.  And it was also overwhelming how many graves could be cleaned.  We wanted to clean all of them.  And many of them looked like they hadn't been cleaned in a long time, if ever.  It might seem kind of silly because it's not like the babies would notice.  But it's nice to try to remember them nonetheless and serve their families in a simple, indirect way. 

Maybe next year won't rain and we can memorialize on Memorial Day?

Oh yeah, there was also this deer running across the cemetery.

1 comment:

Amander N said...

I so wish the weather would have cooperated! I really wanted to go back to visit Holland and help you clean graves. Hopefully next time!