Saturday, September 11, 2010
A Field Trip
Jill & I went to a monument place in Rochester near the post office on Thursday....if you are ever shopping for a headstone and are even semi-emotionally invested in it, this is not the place you want to go. We spent well over an hour there and left with no real info. We couldn't get a straight answer on any of our questions, except that everything we wanted cost "more" - I was beginning to wonder if this woman had any idea what it was like to lose someone you love....that, and if she thought we were making it up or something. I'll admit, it's a hard story to buy...two young girls who happen to both need headstones and happen to be using the same cemetery. That and the fact that God has blessed us with the ability to laugh during some not so laughable times and we did have a couple of laughs together. Oh, and the fact that I was walking around talking to Rachel, which probably looked like I was talking to myself (I can't be the first client they've had who talks to themselves) I might have looked like I was on something - or just plain nuts... So, now that I say it like that, she probably thought we were full of it - working on a school project or something, who knows, but it was rough. She definitely was not taking us seriously. She had another lady walk in and dropped up like a bad habit (don't know where this term comes from since bad habits are not easy to drop, but whatever, she dropped us.) We just ended up walking out, after waiting for her to come back to us and realizing it wasn't going to happen. It was kind of discouraging to have someone be so indifferent during such a sensitive time, but we know that this is just God's way of shutting that door. We will probably see very clearly one day why that didn't work out. All I know is that it was a blessing to be doing it together. It would have been much worse alone. When we first got there, I said "who would've thought a year ago that we'd be picking out headstones together" - it's sad, but I am forever grateful for my friend who can walk with me in a way that nobody else can.