Monday, March 15, 2010

The Niche

This morning, Michael’s urn was installed in his niche. I added one of my favorite photos of him on our wedding day, and a model guitar. The poem on the urn reads, “Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

Today’s event (for lack of a better word) was attended by a small group of family, with the exception of Teresa and a dear friend of Michael’s who will be unable to attend Wednesday’s memorial service. He and Michael played in the PA road band for many, many years and were like brothers. I knew it was important for this friend to be a part of something so that he could have some closure.

After we installed the items in the niche, Pastor Ray said a few words and led us in prayer. The ambience in the mausoleum was just beautiful with the running water of the water feature, and the sunshine streaming in through the glass ceiling. It will be a peaceful place for friends and family to visit.


  1. Such a beautiful niche, Joannah. What a blessing that you were able to customize it just for Michael.


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