The other day, I was so touched to receive an email from D., who said that she had been reading Lilly's blog for the last year after a cousin of my husband had told her about it. She said she had been at Oakdale, the cemetery Lilly was buried at, to check on her parents gravesite. She knew that Lilly had been buried in that cemetery and as she was leaving, a beautiful red, white, and blue wreath caught her eye.
D. felt it was Lilly "winking" at her and she stopped and checked and sure enough, it was Lilly's grave. She said she knelt down to say "hello" to Lilly, and to say a prayer for us.
She took the picture I posted today and said everything seemed so peaceful. I was SO happy to see Lilly's wreath was still there and intact. I had been worried it would blow away like her beautiful flowers we had placed there.
It doesn't look like we will get a chance to visit Lilly's grave this month, unlike every month since she died. (She is buried a bit over 2 hours away from us.) And that bothered me. So I was extra thankful to get D.'s e-mail and pictures that all was well. I told my husband the other day that it would mean a lot to me if we could visit Lilly's grave on Mother's Day. Somehow it would just feel more complete.
So thank you again D. for your kindness and for taking the time to visit Lilly and to contact me. My family and I are so grateful!
I have had a number of things happen in my life that have left me tending to be standoffish and untrusting of people. But so many people, including strangers, continue to reach out to us with such thoughtfulness, that it has made a huge impression on me and has really restored a lot of my faith in people. I find myself reaching out to others a lot more. So thank you God and thank you Lilly! :)