I think we made Mama's monument very nice. It occurred to me after the fact that the magnolia is not only the state flower, but it also describes her... a steel magnolia. She was so much stronger in spirit and soul than we ever knew. Is it a gift to know these things afterward, or an indication of how we need to pay more attention while we still have them with us? Maybe both.
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone, but what is woven into the lives of others."