An idea that came to me over the summer, made a call around the time of Amber's birthday, and this morning on a cold, crisp blue sky November morning....the day after Thanksgiving....the fellow arrived from Leominster Monument Company and proceeded to etch a permanent-ish remembrance into "Strawberry." Strawberry is a big rock that was excavated from our front yard to make way for a screened in porch the summer the babyMomma was born. As she and her brother grew, they would play hide and seek around it and hone their jumping and climbing skills. It was a big deal to get on top of Strawberry without any help! When we moved out of the trailer and built this house, Strawberry was moved to this small garden area in front of our house. We've taken pictures of Amber and Charlie on this rock. I was looking for a more natural look, but we went with black inside the letters as the rock is not as hard as granite and he couldn't go too deep. Hopefully this will remain for a very long time.....and will motivate hubby and I to reclaim and recreate the garden around it.