Monday, May 10, 2010

One Year ago..

We planted Dresden's apple tree, it had been 8 months since his birth, and we wanted to have a living memorial to our sweet baby boy.  One year ago.. May 9th..  and guess what?!  The tree is still ALIVE!  It's beautiful too..  I feel a bit strange to tell you all this, but there were days, that I just wanted to lay down next to this tree, and smell its sweet aroma and just BE with my boy.

This was taken March 9th, Gwen's fish friend died, and she wanted to bury him under Dresden's tree.

April 11th, look at that pretty bud. :)

April 23rd, blossoming 

April 30, all 3 of my babes- makes a momma's heart happy! 

The blossoms are gone now, and the tree is just green.  No more lovely smell every time I walk by.. no more bumble bees and butterflies doing their magic work.  Just Dresden's tree, quietly waiting for apple time!  Just like I was two years ago.. waiting for apple time, so I could kiss my sweet little boy.  

8 comments:

Inanna said...

I understand wanting to lay down and be with him... it's beautiful. Just beautiful.

Melissa said...

Oh look at that! His tree is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics. <3

Dona Eggar said...

I can't believe it bloomed so beautifully the first year, Shannon! So glad you enjoyed the wonderful tree and all of your children, special gifts from the Lord!

k@lakly said...

I love the tree. I want to do an apple tree, or two, also. Your's(his) is just beautiful.
xxoo

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dave w said...

My Danielle would have been 22 this year. She has a tree too. So much love to you guys. Memories of what could have been. Crying now... Bless ya.

Katie said...

Your story is amazing. Even through that tough time, you came through for your child and set up a monument to him that you can look at. It is beautiful, and so are you. Enjoy your memories.

Heather E said...

Oh how sweet. The tree is just wonderful and I am glad that the beautiful blossoms bring such joy.