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It's such a warm feeling when you find out how true your son's friends really are. I know I find out. When Chad died, we had a funeral to pay for, a grave site and many other expenses plus missed a couple weeks of work. Through my bosses of my second job, my mother and brother we were able to make it. Then my husband and I ended up having to buy 2 more burial plots before they sold them so we could be buried next to my son. During this time (3 year span) my son went without a headstone, there were just no funds left. One day I get a call from one of his friends wondering if I minded if they held some fund raisers to buy Chad a headstone. I said not at all, in one afternoon they raised enough money for Chad's headstone. Although I hated to let them do it, I know my son needed a headstone but I felt bad that his friends had to buy it. I wish I had friends like Chad had, I don't have any friends I could depend on like that.
It's wonderful our sons were loved so much and it's nice to know someone else misses our sons as much as we do.
Love and Peace
Patty, your post reminds me of something similar I
had forgotten about. We, too, were caught unexpectedly
with funeral expenses. Between us and our son we
paid for Cindy's funeral. My brother paid for the plot.
But, as you said, we had no stone... Then, I realized
we had money that had been sent in condolence
cards. I believe it came to $350..... Well, my husband
went out to check out flat monuments, and that was
the exact price for the stone. However, we did pay
extra for the it to be set in the concrete so it would
have edging. So, now when someone passes away
that I know has financial needs during the funeral
I send money instead of flowers. That helped us,
so I know it will help someone else.
What a thoughtful gesture shown to honor your son.
I know you must have felt very blessed by their act
Hope you are doing well.