A friend of mine who grew up here told me where Reese is buried is often fondly called the "duck pond." I love this name. It is such a peaceful place.
I also like that where she is buried is called a Memorial Garden. Such a better name than a cemetery, don't you think?
Zach and I went to Reese's gravesite this morning. I'm trying to figure out what I would like to call her gravesite. I want to enjoy saying it (you know what I mean...I'll never "enjoy" it) because I know we'll go there often. I may start calling it "Reese's garden." What do you think? Any other special ideas?
While we were there of course we had to feed the ducks. Zach is so used to us driving through the Memorial Gardens that he immediately begins saying, "Duck duck" when I drive in.
Now ducks don't scare me, but I like them to keep their distance. I don't want one to bite me. We quickly realized these ducks are VERY friendly when they came up to the car as we got out. They also started coming from underneath the car as I opened the bag of bread. Yes, I even screamed several times, and thankfully no one else was around. I just can't help it.
At this point I am pinned against my car because I did not want one to peck my leg. I had to take this picture to show how close one waddled up to us.
Z & me
So peaceful...just not when we're trying to feed them. ; )
This past weekend I had the honor of meeting with two friends who have lost a baby. One lost a son ten years ago and the other also lost a son five years ago. It truly blessed me to be in their presence and talk for hours about how they have survived, how GOD is working in their lives, how they remember their babies in special ways, and so much more.
My heart is very full of their wisdom, but one thing that stands out to me from our conversations is how grace will eventually come in where I hurt. Grace will fill the places where now only pain now is. I can already feel this happening in the smallest ways. Jesus is so tender with me.
Reese, I love you and miss you so much. You will always be my beautiful baby girl.
"Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."