|Larkspur (Delphinium): July Birth Flower|
Three years...we've moved twice, we've undergone numerous fertility treatments without success, we've continued to move forward in a world without our sons. Always thinking about what our lives would be like if they were alive today. Always missing them. Always remembering.
My husband and I weren't sure what we would do to commemorate this day. I got up and cooked a big breakfast for us. Then we drove to one of our favorite local metro parks and went for a hike. We've always found comfort in hiking through the woods. Taking time to take pictures of even the smallest creatures, like dragonflies and even slugs, makes us smile.
|Wildflowers in the woods|
After our long walk, we stopped off for a quick lunch, then proceeded to a local nursery to look for plants for our yard. Our wedding anniversary was last month, and I was promised a flower of my choice for the yard. With all the rain lately, we weren't able to get out and get one, so we chose a flower that is both for our anniversary and for our boys, a Twist & Shout Hydrangea.
|Butterfly on a butterfly bush at the nursery|
|Bees enjoying the coneflowers at the nursery|
After all the rain, the ground was easy to break and we planted our new hydrangea.
I also wanted a memorial stone for the flower bed we are working on, and though I had plans to make one myself, I found the perfect stone at the nursery. It was just there, and when I saw it, I knew it was the one for our yard.