Bench

I am painting a bench we got to put out at the cemetery.  It has on the bench top double hearts at the top, a poem in the center (see below for poem) and a rose underneath the poem.
Poem:  If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven, and bring you back again.
I can't seem to get the rose to look like a rose, I can't seem to highlight it in the right places to take the shape of the rose.  I sitting here staring at this beautiful bench for my son's grave and I can't get the damn rose to look right....and then I wonder why my son has died anyway and I have to paint this damn bench......

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Thinkng of you. I know that question why???? Why do we have to go through life without our babies???? HUGS Wendy
JennsMom66
JennsMom66

take a deep breath dear friend,, the rose will come. It will be beautiful, a wonderful tribute your dear son...
Hugs, MaryLou
CorriesMom
CorriesMom

The bench sounds beautiful and I know the rose will come out just right. And, oh how I feel you when you say \"why the heck am I doing this anyway ~ why isn\'t (s)he here???\"

Sending love and painting hugs ~ Debbie
NoraMc
NoraMc

Your bench will inspire many tears of loved ones thinking the same,,,why,,,they will see a beautiful rose and think ..how lovely..((hugs)) Nora
Livingjuicy
Livingjuicy

I so understand your feelings... sending you the encouragement that you need that however the rose turns out is perhaps the way it is meant to be. Gentle hugs my friend. Love, Joanie
deleted_user
deleted_user

Sounds beautiful. Step away for a while and then come back to it. You can touch it up later. We shouldn\'t have to be doing this for our children:( Hugs, Danette
Sandi2947
Sandi2947

Such a true statement Sandi...why did they have to die....love you take care..Sandi..Ken;s mom forever
KandL
KandL

Sandi, its so true. Its not right that this is the way we have to nurture our children now. That being said I do love the poem and it is a meaningful way to express your love for your son. It will be a beautiful tribute. Tight hugs, Linda
biowoman
biowoman

I still get angry everytime I have to buy flowers for my son\'s cemetery stone...it just seems so wrong to have to do this! I do think that your bench will be beautiufl because YOU have done it...love and hugs...Karen