I went to the Greenwood Cemetery in San Diego, California a few days ago. It was not really planned, but the weather was changing. It was a windy and cloudy day and I thought it would be cool to take some pictures in the cemetery before it began to rain. Once I arrived at the cemetery, I drove until I felt moved to stop. I know this is not necessarily an organized way of taking photos and then posting them on find-a-grave, as some of the headstones may have been photographed already…however, I felt that I would let the spirit move me in the right direction.
So I came upon this tree at Hawthorne at section 20-21 and pulled over:
I found that spending time at the cemetery was a spiritual event. Looking at each headstone in the area I was snapping photos revealed that there were many infants and children who died young. It confirmed in me that we are so blessed to be alive as we can continue to do those things that we are purposed to do. These souls now buried deep beneath the earth were amongst the living…No matter how long they lived there was purpose be it for a second, a minute, an hour, days, weeks, months, a few years or many years, there was a reason.
There were many headstones that stood out to me, but the few I will include in the post are below. I am posting my photos or making memorials for each one on find-a-grave so that they will never be forgotten.
These little one’s will never grow up. I could never imagine losing a little one. Praying that their families are comforted by their memory of the one they loved.