Friday, September 30, 2011


I've been in such a funk lately with blogging. I have so much on my mind, yet absolutely no energy to update. Life has just been hard lately, I feel further away from Ainslee. Today is the last day of September, which means tomorrow starts the month I used to love, the month I now dread. Tomorrow we have a Walk to Remember for Ainslee. Hopefully it'll be a good way to start October in remembering a life that was cherished by many.

Today I met the headstone company at the cemetery to intall Ainslee's headstone. I got to watch them do the entire thing and I had Adrian there with me so he could watch the transition of her getting her headstone. I felt like it would be good for both of us to see. This way, I didn't just show up at the cemetery and it was changed. I like to be involved as much as possible with anything that changes with Ainslee's things. That way I have the control and don't get caught off guard by the change.

At any rate, I wanted to share the design I did and the headstone I chose for my daughter. It was important for me to not look at her headstone and feel even more sad than I already would. I wanted it to be a celebration of her life, and I wanted it to be age appropriate. I wanted it to show how beautiful she was, how much we love and care for her, and most importantly, be a legacy of the life of an amazing little girl. The design turned out beautiful, and I am so happy with the end result.

Here it is!

Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.



  1. Channon, that is beautiful....I hope it will be one step closer to giving you peace! Your in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. That is probably one of the most unique headstones I've ever seen. I love it.

  3. Wow, that is beautiful!!! I hate that this is the way you have to remember your sweet daughter. Praying for you!!!

  4. I absolutely LOVE IT! So beautiful Channan! You did a great job! Praying for you and your family.

  5. OMG!
    That is fantastic! That is really beautiful!
    I have been searching for something like this for a bit, could you email me where you happen to find this?
    Oh, I hope I can order this.

  6. Would you mind me asking where you got it? My little boy passed last Saturday shortly after birth and I LOVE this idea for a headstone!