Today the concrete foundation was laid of our Stepping Stone Hospice’s building.
It was a “moment” when I saw the concrete being poured. The builder, bless his soul, ordered extra cement and we now have a veranda area as well as a concrete path where our patients will leave our building for the last time… We also received a donation of a oxygenator.
I asked the builder if I could put a photo of Vic’s into the foundation of the building. He thought it was a wonderful idea. I phoned the boys, and they brought me their favorite photos of Vic and I. We placed it in plastic sleeves and embedded it in the foundation. It was covered with concrete.
Vic has been immortalised in the foundation of Stepping Stone Hospice.
Perhaps because Vic was cremated, it was an emotional moment for all of us seeing her being “buried” in cement. I know it was purely symbolic, but it was sad.
The boys and I huddled together and wept.