23 April 2013

WW: Memorial Tree

I apologize for my lack of blogging this week, we have been SO BUSY trying to get ready for Reid's Baptism party this Sunday and also trying to get our house on the market next week {OMG}, that I have barely had time to even sleep, let alone blog!  I promise things will pick up around here soon.  In the meantime, I want to share with you a picture I took my my dad's memorial tree that was just planted this past weekend.

If you remember me telling you before, we were so sad to have to cut down the huge old Maple tree in my parents backyard in January.

And, since then, the tree stump has sat there as a glaring reminder of all that we have lost these past few months.

Well, on Saturday, the weather was finally warm enough to grind up the old stump and plant a new tree in its place.  And it's amazing what that new little tree has done for me, emotionally. It's refreshing to see this new life in a place that once stood a symbol of all the death we have faced recently. It's yet another reminder that life continues and, as hard as it may be to move on, there are still plenty beautiful things in this world.


Although we had hoped to plant the new tree on my dad's birthday in May, we're glad that we get to enjoy it now. I think we've all seemed a little brighter since it was planted this weekend. We're now in the process of ordering a memorial plaque to place beside it, and we plan to hold a little dedication ceremony on my dad's birthday on May 25th.

This tree is for you, Dad.  We miss you every day.
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7 comments:

Fresh Mommy said...

Aww, yay for new life!!

:)
~Tabitha

Erica Alferez said...

That is awesome that you were able to plant in the same spot!! :)

Erica Dee
http://erica-dee.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

What a beautiful way to remember your father, Jenni.

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Lish @ Imprintalish said...

What a great memory to have too! Beautiful idea :)

alicia said...

So touching. XO

OrangeHeroMama said...

Love the new tree! It's beautiful! WIshing it to grow BIG and STRONG and wonderful!

Chandelle Foote said...

Love the way to remember your dad! So special.

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