Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tripp's Memorial

Today was a very sad day. 
Suddenly everything seemed so real.  
But I couldn't be more pleased with the way it turned out.
It was well worth the wait. 
I think it honors Tripp and his life perfectly.  
The Elmo is hugging Tripp's "drum," shown by the drum stitching etched along the sides... The quote below his name is the same one I used for his services that Fr. Mark Beard has always told me reminded him of Tripp.  It reads, "Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words."  Tripp never spoke a word, but showed so many people the true meaning of LOVE.  I think the quote speaks of his life perfectly.  
Below is my "Pinky-Swear" poem that I wrote back in July of 2011.  And then of course, my favorite picture of my baby in the right bottom corner. 
Such a special tribute for a truly special boy. 

A HUGE THANK YOU again to Mr. Bobby Landry, Ian, Nelson and everyone from Amite Marble and Granite for their hard work, time, dedication and patience to make this beautiful memorial possible.  

And of course, I want to thank all of you again for the unending love and support you have shown to my family and me through these past years.  
It is truly appreciated.