After Cale died we decided that we would make a little garden in our backyard in his memory. I don't really know where the idea came from, but I think the seed was planted when we received this thoughtful gift from my friend Danielle soon after Cale's passing:
Where does one put such a lovely stone? Well, outside in a lovely garden I suppose. Only we needed to make one. Here's a picture of the area in March of 2010 (when I was 24 weeks pregnant with Cale):
Same area I had my maternity pictures taken:
His garden became a very lovely place for me to go and be with him. To sit and think about him and send him my love.
But it became more than that too. I had some of Finn's maternity pictures taken there:
And some newborn shots:
The big tree in the garden had to get chopped down before we moved and part of it is forever with us. We have had friends and family help us add to the spot - with some beautiful stepping stones, a lantern, and a wind chime. I'll share his Texas Garden soon. It feels different and doesn't have the same history, but it is still special and still nice to have a place that belongs to him, no matter where we live.