KotaPress Editor's Note:
Upon the death our third baby in 1996, my sister-in-law brought over three buttercups symbolizing our (then) three children in heaven. I planted and watered and nurtured those little plants as if they were children! Playing in the dirt was good healing therapy for me. And in the following seasons the plants have grown and spread. They always bring comforting reminders of our heavenly babies:
BUDS ON EARTH TO BLOOM IN HEAVEN.
These flowers were a sign from God and our last baby in heaven, James Anthony. They bloomed on the very day that we learned that, he also had gone to be with his heavenly family. As I touched the petals that sad day, I noticed how very soft they were as soft as a babys tender newborn skin. I realized that this garden would once again bring comfort and remembrance to my heart. I could touch my babies if only in my heart (and my garden).
And so now, I give them to you as a remembrance, especially for Mothers and Fathers Day. I hope that planting and caring for them bring you a bit of comfort and be a tangible reminder of the love you share for your children in heaven.
No special care is needed for them. Just plant them soon! Shade or sun is fine, and when the blooms are completely finished, simply cut the plant down to the ground level and then you will see them spread in the weeks and months to come. Next year there will be more and more and more! As they grow, so will your strength and your love for your little ones.
May these blooms be a gentle reminder of your precious baby (babies) and of your eternal love for them.
God Bless you all!
Love and prayers always,