A challenge for those living after a loved one has passed away is getting used to their life, which now has a big void. You have a heavy heart, and there are good days and bad. When the bad days hit, I like to go to the cemetery and have a little talk with my dearly beloved Marge.
There used to be a beautiful planter with flowers which my nephew and I lovingly took care of. We made sure even in the extreme heat wave the planter had water.
Imagine our disappointment when we went to cemetery recently to find someone had taken, borrowed or stolen our planter.
Why did they feel they had the need to do that? To whomever did, I hope that when a time in his or her life, when they have a heavy heart, when they are having a bad day, they can reflect on the wrong they did to my nephew and me, but that they don't have to endure the emptiness of your flowers missing from your loved one's grave like we have experienced.
Mary Jane Stroup