Sunday, August 19, 2012
Missing: grave flowers
That's the second time the flowers have disappeared. Do they blow away? Are they taken? I wish I knew. But I was glad that her wreath and other things were still there. They are all things that we pushed deep into the ground, so I guess that's why.
"Flowers placed at gravestones are not for the benefit of those beyond the grave. They are for those left behind." (pgs. 196-97)
Jesus loves the children dear,
Children far away or near,
They are safe when in his care,
Every day and everywhere.
I prayed a thank you to Jesus for taking perfect care of our Lilly right now. I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at my portrait of Lilly in the arms of Jesus. :)
By the way, if you're interested in nature study, the book I quoted above, Pocketful of Pinecones, is an excellent read. It is a teacher's guide but written as a mother's diary in the 1930s. The author is well known for her writings and teachings about the Charlotte Mason method of education.
Finally, if you know a way to really get grave flowers to stay in place, I'd love any tips you can offer!