On September 23, 1988, Ernest and Anneke Robinson welcomed the birth of their son, Matthew Stanford Robinson.
Matthew was born with severe disabilities. Due to a lack of oxygen, he was blind and paralyzed from the neck down.
Doctors said Matthew would only live for a few hours. But with his and his family’s strength, support, and faith in God, Matthew lived to be 10-and-a-half years old.
When it came time to lay Matthew to rest in 1999, Ernest decided his gravestone should be something beautiful and unique. Something that would depict Matthew in his truest form, and would signify hope rather than grief.