My brother and I went shopping for monuments in Newark NJ for his wife who just passed last year. He was not ready to go out and get a stone for a long time, so I told him when he was ready that I would make sure to clear my schedule so that I could go out with him. I knew that there were a few places to go, but I wanted to see what was out there to pick from. When you look at a catalog it could be pretty hard to figure out how big the features of some of the fancy stones are. Even with measurements, it could be really hard to try to imagine what it will look like. Since the stone is forever, I wanted to make sure that he was ready to look so he did not feel rushed, or pick out something that he was not going to like later on in time.
My brother and I went to a few stores and we did not find anything that we thought would represent her well. He said that she liked butterflies so we were going out to look for something that had either a butterfly or some pretty insect on it. We finally made our way to a place that many people said had a lot of things to chose from. When we got there, it looked like a large lot filled with stones. We were about to leave when he wanted to look at some stones in the back and out of the way. As soon as we got there, we saw the perfect stone with a butterfly on the top. It was really great to find and we both cried our eyes out when we saw there was a real butterfly on it, a true gift.