"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love.” - Washington Irving

A Memory of Love and Prayer

Baby Marcus' Rosary

One of our foremost priorities in keeping the memory of our little angel alive - and to keep him always close to us - was to arrange his sanctuary at our place. Together with that, we wanted to design a rosary especially for him, to wrap around his urn, that signifies his purity and his forever baby image to us and the family.

In the process of choosing the components for our Marcus' rosary, our beader Ysa, suggested for us to use aquamarine stones. The baby blue hue of the stones was just the perfect color we were looking for. This is the exact color we have come to love and represent our son by. 

Marcus special rosary consists of 3 Hail Mary beads, 1 Our Father bead, and 1 mystery (10 Hail Mary)

As explained by experts of crystals and semi-precious stones, "the aquamarine is a stone of courage. Aquamarine blue is a divine and eternal color, since it is after all, the color of the skies. Aquamarine is also the color of water, with its life-giving properties. It aids in becoming more attuned to spiritual levels of awareness and yet remain centered. It encourages the ideal of humanitarian service to the world and to the development of humanity. Light-heartedness, creativity.

The aquamarine accentuates confidence, purpose, serenity, peace, tranquility, calming, soothing, cleansing, communication, self-awareness."

What perfect words to signify the wonderful memory of our beautiful son.

"Marcus heart" and his teddy bear
To make our baby's rosary extra special, we made sure to put a sterling silver teddy bear charm to show how our son will forever be our baby. 

And as we have come to symbolize our Marcus with - the love that he continues to give us and will forever gift us - we included his signature heart charm with his beautiful name engraved on it.

Baby Marcus' rosary placed around his tiny urn.

Marcus' heart charm that we placed on each rosary bracelet given to close family is of course also placed on his very own rosary. A sterling silver teddy bear is a special touch we included just for our baby boy.

Ysa also suggested a precious image of the Mother & Child as an added religious pendant to go with the Holy Cross. The representation of the Mother & Child truly shows the love of a parent for its child.

Holy Cross and sweet Mother & Child pendant

Everyday, when we pray for our son, I cannot help but admire the beauty of our Marcus' precious rosary. The combination of sterling silver with the gorgeous baby blue hue of the aquamarine stones is indeed very ethereal. Heavenly, as our baby Marcus truly is.

A heart is one special symbol that we have come to signify our son with... "The Love of Marcus"

Baby blue is the color that represents our little angel Marcus.

Our little angel's urn and his special rosary perfectly placed in his sanctuary.
The most significant part of Marcus' rosary is how we put the elements together with great love and attention. It might not be made of gold or diamonds but for us it is truly special for it has the deepest love for our son written all over it.

And as our quest to extend help to others in need continue, we are always reminded of what our baby boy wants us to do, every time we see his priceless rosary wrapped around his tiny urn. A memory of love and prayer.

The Love of Marcus...


Special Rosary Bracelets

Custom-made rosaries were our gift to our immediate family members to remember our precious Marcus. Consisting of rose quartz stones for the women and amethyst stones for the men, we combined silver components and Marcus' heart charm with a Cross and Divine Mercy pendant with the rosary bracelets.

Rose quartz semi-precious stones

Amethyst semi-precious stones

Divine Mercy pendant and the Holy Cross

Precious Marcus heart charm to remember our angel by.

Our complete blog entry about these memorabilia: Beautiful Memory of a Beautiful Boy

*Personal Note: Marcus' special aquamarine rosary and rosary bracelets executed by Ysa of Charmed Life by Ysa Yason