Friday, May 08, 2009

Pink In Honor Of The Day

10 years ago today I lost my daughter B. The moment I realized I she was gone from me is one of the moments that changed me forever.

I garden through my grief on this day and am thankful for it. I picked up some beautiful pink petunia's and set to getting them potted out back - the above pic is just to the right of where I showed those 2 memorial angels in a pic here yesterday.

Pink has seemed to be the color theme of the flowers in this section since before last year and I decided to keep it that way. I feel it's B telling me what she'd like there (I've asked her in the past) and it's a comfort to me to see the pink flowers. The pink Bleeding Heart bush is nearly past full bloom and soon the pink Roses will start to bloom. Then there are the pink Petunia's and the pink Begonia's soon to be potted. It's one of my favorite colors and I think hers too!

9 comments:

M.J. said...

I am very sorry about the loss of your daughter. I can't even imagine....

Jo said...

Thank you & much appreciated!

windy city girl said...

{{{HUGS}}} Thinking of you on this day and hoping you have some peace and grace :-)

Jo said...

Thanks G! I love you!

Lizzi said...

I've been thinking about you all day today and yesterday. I hope you're doing okay. You're strong so I know that you are, but it doesn't make it any easier. I lost a baby probably on a similar timeframe as you and I think about everything that happened often. It's something you always carry with you. I think your pink place is very sweet. I hope it brings you comfort.

Holli said...

Beautiful memorial...I wish I still lived near where my daughter's ashes and memorial are. I truly hope my ex still takes care of it for her......

Jo said...

Lizzi, I know I emailed you about your sweet words above but I wanted to thank you again and let you know how sorry I am for your loss too.

Holli, I wish you did too and I hope he is still taking care of it for her. Maybe once you're settled (again!) you can do something similar for your daughter too! I think it would be wonderful for you both. (Gardening in TX though is a hole other beast because of the dry hot weather nearly year round so do a lot of research before planting shrubs, plants or flowers!)

Lora said...

i read this back when you wrote it from my blackberry (commenting is near impossible)
I have been thinking of you and the memory of B every time I see a pink flower, which is often because I have a ton of pink snapdragons out back. They were my favorites when I was a little girl.

Jo said...

Thank you Lora! SO much! You've brought a huge smile to my face & heart!