Sunday, November 28, 2010

4 Months - New Flowers

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With some help from one of my floral accounts,
I made this cross for Amelia's grave.
Although by now, they know me quite well,
I don't think they have many customers who come in for flowers
and insist on arranging the flowers themselves.
Bless their hearts they showed me the ropes
and let me fumble through on this one.

My original intention was to have something different for her
for this Christmas
but I might just leave this for awhile,
I'm not sure yet.

On Thanksgiving morning
between putting the turkey on the smoker
and our 10am service
Tim, Noah and I took this new cross to Amelia's grave.
It was a bitter cold November morning at the cemetery
so we spent most of our time there just sitting in the car
looking out onto her spot
amongst the other babies who left to soon.
I couldn't help but think of the mother's of those children
whose names are engraved on my on heart.
I said a little prayer for them;
that their holiday would be gentle one.

Though it might seem a difficult Thanksgiving for us
it was filled with much joy and celebration.
We hosted both our families at our little house.
The turkey was a bit dry
and I made 3x's the amount of potatoes we needed,
(better to many than to our family not enough potatoes is a serious offense. :))
but it was wonderful, precious time spent as a family.

There were some very special people absent from our table.
But we rejoice with thankful hearts
when we remember at whose table they are now seated.
There is much to be Thankful for.

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4

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pennynjon said...

The cross/flowers are beutiful. I make Ella's arrangements too. They would probably be prettier if I let someone else do it, but it makes me feel good to do something for her. I am glad that you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!!

Jennifer said...

You did a wonderful job on Amelia's flowers! They are beautiful! I love the colors! I am so glad you had a good Thanksgiving! xoxo

Sarita Boyette said...

It is beautiful! I used to make wreathes & crosses for my Meredith, too. I haven't done it in a while. You chose lovely colors.

Andrea B said...

You did a wonderful job, Melissa. You certainly don't give yourself enough credit for the priceless things you do for your sweet little Amelia Grace. You made a beautiful choice with the colors and flowers! :)

With Love,

Andrea & Ryan

Holly said...

I love it and the deep, rich colors!! I'm glad you made it for a visit.