After our beautiful Mercydez passed away, Nic & Ashley and my parents created a beautiful memory garden. Whenever we share vegetables from this garden we tell people it's from the memory garden - from our little Angel. For some this can be a little uncomfortable but most seem to love it. It's a little way to continually remember our little girl and bless others lives, like she blessed ours. Though our sharing is minimal in comparison to what she shared with us, we're grateful for the opportunity to follow her example.
This year I am wanting to make it a memory garden for both my beautiful Mercydez and for my beautiful Grandmother, Ruby. Mercydez passed away a little over two years ago and my Grandmother's first anniversary of passing is a little over a week away. I know they are together up there..."best friends" without a doubt. ;)
So, I'm going to post pictures of the garden through out the summer. I know many people read this blog (thanks for showing interest in our lives) and live away from us. I thought I'd share the memory garden in pictures, since I can't give you vegetables (once they've grown).
For those who live nearby, feel free to let us know what you'd like and we'll bring it over.
MEMORY GARDEN: WEEK 1
My mom and I spent hours working on the garden last weekend. We bought soil/compost, seeds, shovels, etc. We were able to plant: tomatos, onions (green and red/purple), lettuce (romaine, spinach, and another kind I can't remember), swiss chard, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, peas, radishes, bell peppers, anaheim peppers, jalepenos, and more. We are very excited!!!
My dad and brother, Kade, tilled the garden for us. We were going to try to do it ourselves - me and my mom - but there was NO WAY! We would have looked so gimpy!
5 days ago