Keeping Memories Alive

A little over a year ago, a very close family member passed away after a long illness. One of the ways we decided to keep his memory alive is by planting flowers. We started by planting fall bulbs for spring blooms. It was October when we dug into the dirt and prepared the soil. We shared stories, laughed a lot and cried a little. Bulbs in place, we more or less forgot about them over the following 6 months.

And then a beautiful and remarkable thing happened in the spring…the plants began to push through the ground, push aside the remnants of the winter and bring a joyful reminder of our loved one.   As we watched the plants grow and eventually bloom, so did the memories in our hearts. Our memories came alive once again as we remembered who we planted these bulbs for and why.

Love sprang up from the ground and toward the sky!