It was our final goodbye while here on Earth and it was a special time for us to be together as a family.
We had Maci's graveside on Saturday 07/01/2017 @ 10 AM our Bishop, Rick Barton officiated and did such an amazing job and shared some quotes I had never heard before. My dad dedicated the grave and Neal's grandpa gave the opening prayer. Then we released pink balloons to Maci.
Because they will receive a celestial inheritance, they will come forth in the first resurrection, President Joseph F. Smith said: “Joseph Smith taught the doctrine that the infant child that was laid away in death would come up in the resurrection as a child; and, pointing to the mother of a lifeless child, he said to her: ‘You will have the joy, the pleasure, and satisfaction of nurturing this child, after its resurrection, until it reaches the full stature of its spirit.’ There is restitution, there is growth, there is development, after the resurrection from death. I love this truth. It speaks volumes of happiness, of joy and gratitude to my soul. Thank the Lord he has revealed these principles to us.” (Gospel Doctrine, pp. 455–56.)
We have received so many thoughtful gifts, mementos and flowers, cards, and plants we are so humbled and our hearts warmed by all the many people who have reached out to love and support us. It's hard to repay or tell you all how much we appreciate these kind acts. We are beyond grateful, we are truly eternally grateful.