Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Final Arrangements

Last night Anthony and I met with Brian from the funeral home to finishing making all the arrangements. We first went over the obituary. Brian had a draft all printed up and we looked over it to see if there were any changes that needed to be made. We did the same for Carleigh's memorial card. I still have to pick out a poem or saying to go in the card. I have to do that today, along with picking out one for her marker, and email it to Brian. There were only a few changes to be made but also some things are still up in the air like dates to put and such. I also need to give Brian the info to where we'd like memorials to go (instead of people getting flowers). Brian had Carleigh's casket out so we could see it. It was very pretty. I already know she'll look very angelic in it.

We had already picked out Carleigh's marker but Brian didn't have the info down so we went over that again and we picked out a vase to go beside the marker so we can put flowers in it. The cemetery won't allow flowers on the ground, except for around Memorial Day. So you can either have a vase to put it in or put it directly on the marker and I don't want to scratch the marker at all. It'll take about 6-8 weeks for the marker to arrive. I hope it turns out good and we like it.

We talked about the possibility of Anthony and I taking her to the funeral home instead of having them pick her up. We'll have to see what the hospital's policy is on that when we go in. I told Brian that I would like to dress her in her burial outfit when it is time and I should be able to do so. We picked the times for the visitation and the funeral. Now I just need to finalize the actual service with Pastor Mark. I'll have to pick out some things for that this week.

On a lighter note, Carleigh had the hiccups 3 times yesterday (at least that I could feel!). She's definitely getting them more often and I hope that is a good sign for her lungs. Also, one day Kyndra was lying on my tummy and both her and Carleigh had the hiccups at the same time. It was so cute!


nsrush83 said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. I cant imagine why this is happened to such a sweet person. You are strong and God will carry you through.

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