Why we Visit the Cemetery

(from The Catholic Review)

Autumn is here. The trees are starting to change color and everywhere we turn there are pumpkins and signs of Halloween.

This is a beautiful time of year, a vibrant season of abundance and color. It’s also the season when we said goodbye to our nephew and cousin Georgie two years ago when he was stillborn at 34 weeks.

I’m not surprised that when Daniel and I stop at the grocery store for something else, our 5-year-old is the one who suggests we should pick out a pumpkin to put at Georgie’s grave. Then he picks a little balloon on a stick and a bouquet of dyed daisies.

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