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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Forget Me Not

I have never really considered myself much of a "flower garden person" though I certainly like the look of them.  And I have planted flowers at the last several houses I've lived in.  But last year, when we planted our Lilly memorial garden (a little garden with lily flowers) I felt for the first time that gardening really was quite therapeutic.  Something about pulling all those annoying weeds really wasn't so horrible after all.  It gave me time to think while keeping my hands busy.  And it gave me immediate gratification to see the areas I cleaned out.  And it gave me a place to put some little angel and cherub trinkets, as I'm a sucker for those.  :)

Here is the latest thing I put together for my Lilly Memorial Project that I'm still working on for donating to the hospital:  packs of Forget Me Not flower seeds.  Since it's not the time of year where there are a lot of packs of flowers in the store, I went on Ebay and found someone to buy the seeds from. 

The super tiny seeds! arrived in little clear baggies. So I made a label and printed out a bunch of copies on sticker paper, and put them on envelopes.  Tabby helped me put the seed packs inside.  I think they turned out pretty nice:

On a completely different note, if you're looking for some cute and yummy handmade Valentine's day candy, check out Tabby's blog, The Craftsy Kitty, where she has some chocolate painted roses and hersey kiss mice that she is selling:   Delicious!

1 comment:

  1. What a thoughtful sentiment! I have had many powerful times talking to Jesus while doing something in the garden though I don't have a "green thumb." You are always considering others and making a difference. May your efforts blossom hope. Bless you!