Earth Remembrance, that is yesterday's Capture Your Grief topic. I got a day behind, so I am catching up!! Gotta stick with it!
Last year, my husband and I planted this beautiful red hibiscus plant in our backyard in honor and memory of Faith. It is now very tall and beautiful. I will have to post a more recent picture of it soon, but wanted to share this picture with this particular post. I really like this picture a lot. I look at myself in this picture and remember that through all the pain of losing Faith, I am still mostly a happy person. Faith still brings happiness to me, even though she lives in Heaven. I look at this plant daily and think of my beautiful daughter. It grows and blooms, just as my love for Faith does.
I believe planting a plant or tree in honor of a loved one is a great idea, especially if you can see it often. It does something wonderful for your soul. I am not sure why, but it does. It's as if you watch yourself growing right along with the plant in your grief journey.
I will continue to look at this beautiful plant every day and think of Faith...