Thursday, June 24, 2010

Coopie’s Garden

After Cooper’s funeral, we didn’t know what to do with all of the beautiful flowers that people had sent. We finally decided that when they had wilted, we’d toss them all together in a little fenced off part of our back yard. We thought it would be neat if some of the flowers were perennials, to see if their seeds would scatter and come back up in the years to come.

That first year, (which was only a few months after we’d scattered them) there were a few that came up.

Last year, there were a lot more and it was really sweet to see them pop up that Spring!

This year, I think they must have doubled because the whole area is one big flower garden.

Annabelle loves them. She wants to go pick them anytime we’re in the yard.

We took some pictures of her in them and they turned out to be even sweeter than I’d imagined. Probably because I consider them Cooper’s flowers and to see her right there in the middle of something that is his does my heart good.

I guess I love these flowers, because they are reminders of growth and growth means life.

“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”

– 1 Corinthians 3:7

17 comments:

SaraBeth said...

These pictures are precious!

Tamara Ann said...

Oh Annie, this brought tears to my eyes. Those photos are so beautiful - on the surface and deeper!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I love that. what a wonderful memorial. those carpet flowers are my favorite :)

Crystal said...

:)

Lyndsay said...

What pretty pictures! The flowers are gorgeous and so special, that was a really good idea.

Charon Benton said...

How sweet! I SO see you having one of those pictures blown up into a canvas portrait, hint-hint.

Mallory said...

Precious in more than 1 way!

Beth said...

So gorgeous and so special.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful...all of it! I am in tears, too, my friend...knowing that this sweet, sweet gift from GOD is bringing so much JOY to your family!

We have lots of flowers we planted that Wyatt refers to as all Annabelle's...Annabelle Hydrangeas, Annabelle Lily, Annabelle tree. This is our first year with so many blooms and they are filling my heart with her presence and God's promise of a glorious eternity this summertime!

Love you!

amyp12 said...

Beautiful!

Arielle said...

I love those pictures.

Stephanie said...

The flowers are amazing! I love wild flowers! These pics are so beautiful!

Sherrie said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. What a wonderful idea to honor the memory of your dear sweet Cooper. Sending you lots of hugs!

Jana said...

You're an amazing woman!!!

Carrie said...

So sweet, Annie. I love y'all, and that pretty little girl standing in the flowers (with shoes on--no doubt!) I could just eat her up. She reminds me soooo much of her big brother. Could be that same pretty smile :)

Aunt B said...

How Beautiful...field of blessings and God's Promise that He cares for YOU..

Heather said...

I sat and wondered just now why I have tears in my eyes, but I know why I do. This is amazing Annie. What a beautiful garden. The pictures of AB in the flowers are amazing, simply beautiful friend. It makes me happy and my heart happy to know that it does you good.