Planning the memorial for little Uriah was so hard. They chose to cremate him because my cousin and his wife want to have necklaces made that hold his ashes. I did all the pictures for the memorial. I stayed really strong all week, but when I was alone in my room with all the pics that I was putting in frames, I finally let myself really cry. The memorial was beautiful. The preacher was amazing and the 3 songs they played were perfect. They played Watching You by Rodney Atkins, Sit With You Awhile by Mercy Me, and Heaven Got Another Angel by Gordon True. During the last song they played a slideshow that my cousin Curtis made. The slideshow totally broke me...it was so heartbreaking.
Ashton is at his dad's for the month of July so I have not told him yet. I just can't tell him that his baby cousin that he loves so much is in Heaven, while he is gone. He is going to need to be held and be able to grieve and he will need me. I am not looking forward to telling him. He has had 2 great-grandmothers pass away, and he understood that they were older and they were sick. I don't think he is going to understand why a baby died. The last thing that Ashton told my cousin Brandon before he left for the month was that he loved him and he couldn't wait to come see little Uriah when he got home. I know I am going to just tell him the truth but OMG it is going to be so very hard.
Here are a few pics of my beautiful cousin Uriah Brandon Underwood.
|Brandon with his daughter Kaylin and son Uriah|
|Ashton and Baby Uriah|
|Kaylin, Ashton, and Uriah|
|I love this picture. You can see how much Ashton loves his cousins.|
|He is so beautiful.|
|Brandon, his wife Martha, and Uriah|
|Table that was in the lobby of the church.|
|Table at the front of the church.|
|Kaylin looking at the pictures during the lunch after the memorial.|
|"Baby Uriah I love you"|
|She was showing everyone her little Baby Uriah.|