My mom has always loved making things beautiful.
When I was little, my parents bought some land and threw a tiny house on the lot. This made a huge amount of empty space…and, she filled it! She planted baby trees that over time became huge trees. Us kids loved those trees so much that we would jokingly call each of them by name…Mom’s tree and Dad’s tree were each on the outer corners of our front lawn and the rest of us had trees scattered around the property. Then, there was the willow tree, definitely my favorite. The yard was lined with pink oleanders and we had a garden bed in front of the house filled with beautiful flowers.
Well…her talent has only become better with time. She now has a house in Washington that she has slowly transformed into an amazing array of delicate flowers and unique plants.
I’m bragging about my mother’s garden because she has taken the simple beauty of a garden and turned it into a precious symbol of love for her family that can always be treasured and remembered.
Pictured below are 3 very unique plants that she searched for specifically when each of my children were born. Because we live so far away from each other, this is the perfect reminder that her grandchildren are alive, healthy, and BEAUTIFUL!
Some day, these same plants will be planted in my own garden…thank you mom!
For my oldest daughter Mackenzy…EMILY MACKENZIE
And for my littlest son Miller…DUSTY MILLERS