Another post by Milton:
For new readers to this site, I am writing since Kristy's battle with a GBM brain tumor and her passing on July 21. Kristy made me a romantic so I write to share christian love stories.
What do you want put on your grave marker?
I really haven't ever thought about grave markers until this year after Kristy went to heaven. She planned everything to the max but she never told me what she wanted put on her marker.
I have waited these months to reflect and think what I would put on hers . I felt that Julie and Jennifer and I would talk about that sometime during our Christmas Holidays together and during all the joy, reflections, some tough tears, and celebration of her life we did discuss it.
Visiting her grave hasn't been on my mind even though I actually drive by the cemetery often without even a thought of stopping. In my mind she is not there. She is in heaven. I just haven't felt a need or desire to go there. I certainly understand and respect others who visit their loved one's graves, but thoughts of her are in my mind and heart--not in a cemetery.
I had thought that after the first of the year I would finalize my plans for a marker and what I it should read. My discussion with my daughters wasn't long on this subject. I was working on her blog and read the first part of her bio. There the words were. She had written them for all to read. Florence Littauer wrote a bio quote that Kristy used to begin her bio. I mentioned it to the girls and right off they said that was it.
I thought of using a favorite verse of Scripture. She loved Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you."
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
She often quoted Psalm 56:3 "What time I am afraid I will put my trust in thee."
Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord...."
Kristy also had several quotes that she loved and had placed in various parts of the house and office. Maybe one of them should be on her marker? There was so much that could be engraved to remember her.
But here is what I will put on her marker. It fits her. It was the essence of her life and how she lived it. She lived her life to glorify God, to bless her husband, children, and family, and to help point the lost to a loving God.
She did it all with -- Pizzazz, Enthusiasm, High Energy
That is Kristy. She had passion for life.
Kristy Roberts Dykes
Pizzazz! Enthusiasm! High Energy!