Monday, July 12, 2010

Amelia's Garden

This weekend we began work on Amelia's Garden.

Over the past weeks we received a couple gift cards to Mulhall's in Omaha and decided to purchase planters to honor our baby girl. I had thought we would plant a tree; but knowing that we do not intend to stay in our current house forever, decided against it. I think Tim was relieved I had changed my mind because the thought of moving a tree to a new house may have been a bit daunting for him.

The planters will go where we go.

We can plant flowers in them every year honoring our sweet Amelia. And when the planters have seen their last days, we can break them up and create a mosaic to remember her by...

Tim and Noah were quite the little worker bees. (I mainly supervised.) I planted her flowers in the pots and Noah watered them with his little bucket, before moving on to washing up his favorite truck. ( It was Tim's when he was little, and I am certain it contains lead paint or some other banned children's toy components-so it is a yard toy only!!!)

I hope to add many things to her garden in the coming months and years. But it feels good to have it started while she is still with us. It feels good to have a place to go that celebrates her life.


6 comments:

pennynjon said...

That is a great idea. I am glad that you started it while Amelia is with you too! Noah is too cute, by the way:)

Jennifer said...

Loving your little helper. He is adorable. What a terrific big brother! The angel for Amelia's garden is beautiful! The garden is also a wonderful idea!

AmyV said...

What a neat idea, a moveable garden. Each year with new plantings. Very special, and glad Amelia is with you during the planting. I hope it will help you in the years to come, remembering the day you as a family, got to plant a garden together. All 4 of you!

Holly said...

It's nice to have a little space like that. :)

CynthiaS said...

Great pictures and great space! Noah is sooo cute!

elena said...

What an amazing idea and to start it while she is still with you that is awesome! Sorry at a loss for words :) can't you tell. I love this idea and your little Noah is adorable!

love and prayers
elena