Thursday, July 3, 2008

Long Time Comin'

The bench has finally arrived!! For probably almost 2 years now I have been anticipating the memorial bench that will sit on the campus of the hospital in Reno where Ricky and I spent so much of our time. I received these photos today of what the finished product looks like and had to post them. They are going to pour a concrete slab that it will rest on... and hopefully sometime in October we'll be out there to see it in person.

I can't really express how much it means to finally have some sort of memorial for Ricky! Thank you SO much to any of you who had a part in financially making this possible.

Click on the pics to enlarge and see details...

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5:10

The words "I'm Alive, I'm Alive" come from a lullaby song that I played daily as I prayed over Ricky to be healed... Ironically, it was playing in the room during the moment that I am very sure Ricky finally lost consciousness.


Mare said...


It is beautiful, isn't it. Carol showed some of us the pictures at work the other day...brought back memories and tears. I'm sure you must be feeling a bit overwhelmed.
I would love to post the pictures on my blog, if that is okay. Only one thing...I think I will need you to send them to me.

My love to you all,

Rachel said...

what an amazing tribute! it's absolutely perfect.

Mare said...

I was able to download the photos.
Love ya,

Scott and Lisa said...

What an incredible memorial. So beautiful.

Lynn said...

Ricky's bench is so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I can only say what everyone is saying...that is so beautiful !

Bless you, Meg.

Love, Jackie
Marion, IN)

melissa said...

That's wonderful that Ricky's bench is finally a reality! I can't wait to see it in person.

Carrie said...

This turned out so beautiful! Even though it took a lot longer then you wanted, now it's here and it's amazing! I can't wait to see it in person and have you out to honor your son this fall!
I love you Meg,

Adrienne said...

Meg, This is so great! I am so happy Ricky's memorial bench is finally done and soon you will be able to sit there...and to think of all the others; parents, grandparents, friends, siblings, of patients in Reno that will get a glimpse of sweet Ricky's cheeks, read God's powerful, life-giving words, and be comforted as they go through their journey, finding refuge on Ricky's bench. You are a good mama...a very good mama. Love, Ade xoxox

Christy said...

Beautiful!! His darling little face will bring a smile to so many who sit there! He will contiune to change peoples lives.......hard to imagine how God has used him in so many amazing ways!! Your such a blessing Meg to share all this....hope to visit it sometime! Love Christy