Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New flowers are up

Thanks everyone for all your comments. We have a rule book for our cemetery and nothing about the arrangement would’ve made the caretaker pull it. So who knows what happened. I’m prolly not going to call because I just want to be done with it already.

I did go to the cemetery today to put up some new flowers. I tried to go yesterday but there was construction on the road that takes me there and the road I needed to turn on was blocked by a big truck.

IMG00104IMG00103After I put the flowers in I spent a little time just sitting in front of her grave. It was such a nice day. The sun was shining and it was warm and a gentle breeze was blowing. I sat for a little bit and then I laid down in the grass. I think I dozed off for a few minutes even. I would’ve been content in lying there the rest of the day but I had to go pick up Kyndra from the sitter. 

I didn’t even really think about anything while I was there. It was quite relaxing.

26 comments:

My life said...

They are beautiful! Glad you were able to just sit and enjoy the moment with Carleigh.

Karin said...

The flowers are lovely! How nice that you could enjoy a beautiful spring day with Carleigh. :)

Jennifer Ross said...

That is a beautiful flower arrangement Holly!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful flowers! *hugs*

AKD said...

The flowers are just so very lovely. I'm so glad you got to spend a peaceful, wonderful time with Carleigh - I know she loved it, too.

Jaime said...

So fresh and colorful!

xo

chadandnikki said...

I'm so glad someone else understands how peaceful being at the cemetery is. Thanks! Love the flowers.

Trisha Larson said...

A friend of mine has told me that while she was sitting at the cemetary visiting her son, her toddler would often run around. She said that she wasn't paying close attention and then he would come back with teddy bears, flowers, etc. She had no idea where they came from and couldn't but them back.

Maybe something like that happened.

Trisha

Michelle said...

So glad you were able to get up there. I love that the weather is getting warmer and we can spend time with our little ones!

Monica said...

The flowers are lovely!!!

croleyc69 said...

Beautiful and {{HUGS}}
Caroline

Sarita Boyette said...

So pretty - I'm glad your mom gave them to you so you didn't have to stress out shopping for more when you were already upset. It must have been nice to have quiet time with Carleigh.

Courtney said...

So beautiful!

*hugs*

April said...

It looks great! You did a wonderful job as usual!

I remember when I was a kid and we went to visit Adam at the cemetery one day... the arrangement and laminated letter my mom had put there the week prior were both missing. She was very upset over that. But not nearly as upset as when we found the shredded remains of mom's letter and some flower pieces in the large garbage metal barrel on our way back to the car. Some how - the lawn mower ran over it. She had made a call to the caretaker because that would have been something that the mower would have since before running it over. mom knew the mower was a young kid. She grabbed the shredded torn piece of the letter and stuck it in his baby book.... I'll never forget how she cried over that.

Jill said...

The new flowers are beautiful. Love the colors!

stitchndeb said...

They're beautiful! ~Debbie

Just Breathe said...

Holly, the flowers look beautiful. I got tears in my eyes thinking of you napping on her grave. It sounds like a very peaceful time with Carleigh.

What hurts is how many mothers have to lay on their childrens graves, it just breaks my heart.

Lisette said...

The flower arrangement looks beautiful. I am happy that you got to enjoy a nice relaxing day with her.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Sweet girl.....I feel the tears getting ready to spill. What a beautiful little headstone you have for her and I think you made the right decision to let nothing add to your trials by pursuing the disappearing flowers. I love that you just sat and basked in the sun and let God bathe you in warmth and comfort.

I have sat at my sister's grave and felt a similar feeling.

I shared your blog address with a dear friend who lost a baby at birth. I told her how lovely and comforting your music is (REALLY REALLY HEALING). I think she'll be by.

With Love,

Robynn

brigette said...

What pretty flowers. I am glad you got to send some special time at her grave!

Maggie said...

Those are beautiful! I just found your blog through another one. I love the name Carleigh. Such a beautiful name. XO

Lori said...

Beautiful...and so happy you could spend a relaxing day with and remembering your sweet girl!!!

Darcy said...

Such beautiful flowers! So glad you could spend some time with Carleigh. =]

Robynn's Ravings said...

Hi Holly....

I had to bring my daughter in here to read and listen to "Love You Just the Same." She has partnered with the National Right to Life Foundation to head up an organization called Students For Life at her college campus. I know this isn't your thrust here but it strikes me that many who have experienced abortion, and regret it, may be feeling many of these same emotions.

And sometimes, those who are considering abortion, might be touched by the gentleness in these musical messages that would help them to choose life.

Once again, blessings on your sweet heart and to your dear family.

Nan & Mike said...

I know how you feel, I could lay in the grass in their garden forever just being at peace. Hugs.

With Out My Punkin said...

The flowers are beautiful, glad that you got to spend so quite time with Carleigh

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