Jesus is My Swingset.

Jesus is My Swingset

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Louisville, Kentucky

The ultimate sculptural expression of "Buddy Jesus" is the tombstone of little Samantha Ann McDonald, who rode her tricycle into the family pool in a 2006 tragedy. The memorial incorporates an elaborate life-size bronze statue of the upper half of Jesus, laughing heartily, as he leans out of heaven and holds the ropes of a swing supporting the smiling Sami. The words to her favorite song, Jesus Loves Me, are engraved, as is her signature, with a smiley face drawn in the middle of the "a."

The little girl's favorite saying was the McDonald's restaurant slogan, "I'm lovin' it," which her parents believe describes the way she currently feels in heaven. The tombstone, by Maine sculptor Tom White, was designed as a public expression of the McDonald family's faith.

Jesus is My Swingset

Cave Hill Cemetery

Address:
Cave Hill Rd, Louisville, KY
Directions:
Cave Hill Cemetery. Enter the cemetery from Grinstead Drive. Take the first left onto Cave Hill Rd. Follow the signs to the office. Once past the office, immediately turn right. A pond will be on your left as you go up the hill. Bear left at the end of the road. The plot is immediately to the right in a bowl-shaped area, lot 15 (It used to be a lily pond). The tombstone is under a very large Wingnut tree; a large branch overhangs the grave.
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