Saturday, October 9, 2010
IT'S ONLY FITTING
Yes my son Jake has been gone since June 17 and we got his headstone in today. I think it is only fitting that everyone have something to identify them and let people know just who is buried here. What kind of guy/gal were they? What were their interests and so on and so forth. And I believe we as a family did a fine job in the space we had in letting people know a bit about our boy.
From the front of his headstone, you can see across the top that his name was Jake Gregory Wendling. I named him Jake as it was a nickname of my grandfather and coincendentally was the name of my OB/GYN who delivered Jake, so he always thought we named the baby after him! The name Gregory is my maiden name and his father's name was Wendling.
At the top left you can see the emblem of the BSA and that he was an esteemed Eagle Scout! Quite an achievement he earned at the age of 15.
There is a really nice and recent porcelain picture of Jake wearing a New Orleans Saints cap. He was such a huge Saints fan.
You can see that Jake was born on January 3, 1970 and died on June 17, 2010.
He was a beloved son and beloved baby brother of Lori, Shari and Buddy.
He was a Christian signified by the engraved cross on the bottom right hand side and the scripture taken from Romans was a favorite of Jake's and Shari's.
And on the back of his headstone the family name WENDLING is large enough for any friends who may visit and not know where he is buried to be able to easily find.
And the inscription under his last name lets everyone know that Jake indeed is very Cheerfully tending the flowers in Heaven as he surely is, because everyone who knew Jake knew his passion was in caring for nature.
Lori picked out beautiful fall flowers for his first arrangement and it is tied off with his Home Depot Tony Stewart bandana.
Buddy cheerfully tended the soil and our day was ended.
A little tired, a little sweaty, a little sad in having to leave and a little happy in knowing we did something pleasing to Jake.
Posted by Mollye at 9:38 PM