Monday, September 20, 2010

A Special Place

When my brother passed away earlier this year, he worked some magic from the other side to hijack my friends' emails and somehow "planted" the idea to get a tree planted in his memory. 
Later, in a dream, 
he showed me where to have the tree planted.  

In May, we had a huge picnic out at Brian's Tree and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by many of our friends and family.   You can see some beautiful pictures of that day by going to my friend Karen's website,   Gorgeous photos of a wonderful day!

Last week, Mom and I took an impromptu trip out to the park again. 

We met up with Anne and Eli and fed some animals at the zoo! 

Then, we headed out to Brian's Tree.

It's a little dogwood, planted next to a stream, with LOTS of big trees and all sorts of FUN spots to play!

Mom and I found our spot...
A big rock, that doubled as our picnic table.

The twins had a blast.
Mom and I relaxed.
We watched the twins.
We admired Brian's tree.
And we were grateful.
That he chose this spot.
Just for us.
Just for these reasons!

We miss you, B!
I'll never stop missing you.
But my face and my insides light up with joy 
when I think of you
on the Other Side
basking in your peace and contentment.

Love ya, baby!
And THANKS for the Special Place! 


Helene said...

Awww, this is such a bittersweet post. The pictures (both here and on Karen's site) are beautiful!

I'm sure your brother is smiling down on you all, enjoying the laughter and silliness!!!

Tracey said...

So is a perfect place for peace and reflection.

Terri said...

What a fun day you had at a special place! Great post!

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful post, and a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing

Deb said...

What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful brother! Love ya!

Hannah said...

What a beautiful spot and a beautiful idea to plant a tree.

I think your boys laughing and playing is the best tribute anyone could give your brother.