Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memory Garden

Through one of my online twin-loss support groups, I got the idea to plant a garden in memory of Dex, so that's what we did this weekend. Kinley and I found some beautiful blue and white star flowers that were absolutely perfect for the occasion. Blue for our little boy, white for the pure angel that he is. The other tiny white flowers are in honor of all the angel babies who are with Dex and those who are still fighting for their lives in the NICU's around the world.

Now, before we began, Kinley reminded me that last year, she wore a "head thing" to plant the flowers.
Well, once Tanner saw Kinley decked out in her "pirate hat", I was obligated to find him his own do-rag.
They sang made-up pirate songs and yelled "arrrrrrrr!!!" while shoveling.

The kids designed their own arrangements (and painted their pots) and I'm very pleased with how everything turned out. I can't wait to see them in full bloom.

1 comment:

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

I just love our Samuel's garden. When I was pregnant with Hannah I spent a lot of time there listening to the pond fountian to find peace. I find I'm not out there as much as I was the first few years. I created a whole scrapbook with just garden pictures but it is still special. It greats us when we walk in the door. I have a crepe myrtle that my prayer group gave us to plant and it is such a wonderful symbol as it even in Florida it takes on the look of a dead plant over the winter. It brings forth new leaves in the spring and by summer is full of blooms that the bees just love. At full bloom you can actually hear it hum with life. So far every year it has held full bloom right around Samuel's birthday which is actually a couple of weeks later than every other myrtle around our area. God is so good.