When my favorite aunt died, I was actually smiling. She had been ill for years, and she was ready to go home to be with the Lord. The reason I was smiling is because I knew the minute she left this world, that she was with Him. Along with the smile came a mountain of grief though. I was the one who had to arrange the funeral as she had no children of her own. I made it through though, and I made arrangements to see monuments in Morris County NJ for a few weeks after the funeral service.
One might think that seeing my aunt lying in her coffin would be the hardest part of the process for me, and it was definitely up there. However, the part that was the hardest for me was picking out the monument. My aunt was a well loved woman with many friends, and I knew that people would honor her by visiting her grave and putting flowers there throughout the years. I wanted the perfect monument so her life could be honored in it. I knew that it would be hard to honor her on such a small piece of marble, but I had to try.
I looked at the different monuments that the monument company had. I was surprised at the volume of everything there. It was my first time to do this, so I had no idea that it was going to be as easy as it was. I thought that I was going to have to come up with everything on my own, but the people at the monument company were such a huge help. They helped me design a monument that is just perfect for showing people who my aunt was and continues to be today, and I could not be more grateful for that.