Monday, September 10, 2012

A Rose for Megan

My son-in-law John sent me this photo yesterday.....It is a bloom on the rose bush he had planted in Megan's memory in the new rose garden at The Madeleine..... This is the parish they were married in and Megan's funeral was.   Megs loved roses....and John loved giving them to her.

......and here is the bush.....

....and the marker in Megan's honor.....

....and John and the kids at the ceremony.....They also added a rose for John's dad who left us in May. 

     Thanks so much all of you who wrote about Gene's dad.  Almost all of his children spoke at the rosary and the mass and it was so interesting to hear how each of them saw him in a little different way.  The priest who offered the mass was the son of one of his best friends in grammar school and high school....and he too had some tales to tell.  We all touch so many people in our lives and even the smallest encounter may be a lasting one......You just never know when or where it will be. 

      My best to all of you as you step out to encounter your week.....Jo Ann    



  1. This is just beautiful. We did the same when my mom passed away. It is a beautiful living tribute to Meg. Your grandson looks so much like her. Please feel the hug I am giving you. Love, Dinah

  2. beautiful roses and beautiful memories to help the days go by..
    i have to tell you i love your blog design, beautiful dark rich colors! thinking of you today and hope you find some joy in your day!

  3. So beautiful, the roses, the kids, John and all of the special memories you keep of Megan. She was such a beautiful person and lives on in all of you. Hugs to you JoAnn XO

  4. That is such a wonderful way to remember those we have lost and a way to bring peace and the joy of her life to your family.


  5. Beautiful rose and very beautiful family. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  6. My heart goes out to you and the courage you show every day as you go on.Bless you Cheri

  7. Beautiful JoAnn & Gene. I know Megan's sends you both courage everyday. Thank you for sharing all the love. Donna

  8. JoAnn,
    I know that you don't know me but I have followed your journey with my sister-in-law passed away Oct 4th of last year with pancreatic cancer. She was such an avid gardener and a rose that was planted in her honor has been absolutely beautiful this year....inspite of the worst draught in 2 decades. Thur nature the beauty of these girls heart just shine for all of us. Blessings and joy to you and your family.

  9. Ahhhh, what a beautiful Rose and what a truly lovely family!!! Thank you kindly for sharing this - holly gleason