Ok here is the beginning of my “one year mark” of Kaitlyn’s death and my way to attempt to get through it. We are going to make a flower garden in her honor. She loved flowers. The last time I planted flowers was with her in this same place a few years ago.
My husband and I just got the bed ready today by removing the layer of grass and tilling the soil underneath. Then we put layers of garden soil and Miracle Grow potting soil on top of it an mixed it all together. So here it is. (Allyn did the hard work).
Now the rest of it will be done next when Stephanie comes to stay with me the weekend of 4-11-14 and Stephanie and I will do all of the rest of it. We will go see if we can find some marigolds and petunias (I may go out and try to find some before then). We will plant those along with a rose bush that my sister Judy gave me. Also will be the 3 plaques that have hummingbirds on them. Then I’m going to buy some kind of border for around the bed, whatever strikes my fancy at Lowe’s. Then the last thing I’m going to do is put the marker that was first put on Kaitlyn’s grave until her headstone arrived. It has “In Loving Memory of Kaitlyn Nicole Elkins, 1-19-90 to 4-11-13” with her picture.
This is how I’m going to try to live.
I will show its progress as it happens.