Today was the most glorious day. Our angel baby watched over us and put in a word with the Big Man to bless us with the most beautiful weather…and the rain held out until we were completely done. Just in time to water it! Creating a garden for Callie was such a wonderful way to honor her. Our friend, David, put together the most beautiful plan and we had so many wonderful friends and family come out to volunteer their time, effort, energy and most of all, SWEAT! Halfway through our hard work, someone called out, “Look! You have your first butterfly!” As I looked up, I caught a glimpse of a little, yellow butterfly flitting about the new plants. I believe that yellow butterfly was Callie’s spirit, running and playing in her new garden. God sends the most amazing signs to prove His love for us, doesn’t He? At the end of the day, we put the gorgeous rock we had engraved from a shop on Etsy at the bottom of the cross to mark Callie’s resting place. It was an emotional moment, but I managed to make it through the day without breaking down into a weepy mess.
It is our hope that this garden will be a source of joy and happiness to all who come to enjoy its beauty. The winding stone path encourages people to wander throughout the flowers and trees. A bench rests under the shade of three beautiful crepe myrtles. We hope with all our hearts that people feel welcome to go to this place…to play, to think, to pray. It is too beautiful not to share.
Many thanks to all who helped today! Enjoy the pics!