Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In memory of Megan



A year ago today we lost our daughter Megan to cancer.  We have a garden area that has needed to be planted all during this last year....and in her memory today we made a start.  Here are Gene and Andy centering the first plant....




....and here are Tim, Andy and myself....the crew...




I decided to have them plant these purple coral peas along the fence.....They will grow up to cover it and twine into the trellises they placed behind them....










...and here is what the fence looks like with the trellises and the 5 plants.  I wanted to show you the birdbath my friends gave me to honor her will be the center of this garden......







We all miss Megan so much.  She is always on our minds.....and in our hearts....


27 comments:

  1. It is going to be beautiful JoAnn.

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  2. JoAnn,I love it and just know what a special place in your yard it will become...the birdbath is so pretty too! ♥

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  3. It will be a lovely garden tribute to your daughter. Bless you:)

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  4. What a wonderful way to remember your daughter and a special day to start creating her memorial space. I love how you did the trellises and the bird bath will be beautiful in that area.

    Debbie

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  5. I'm so sorry you lost your daughter. Your garden will be a lovely living tribute to her. ~Roberta

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  6. She has your smile....lovely tribute.

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  7. It will be beautiful and a wonderful place for her kids to visit when they visit you!

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  8. heather love perryJanuary 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    so very beautiful! megs would have *loved* it. xoxo

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  9. I love memory gardens, a peaceful sweet scented place to remember.

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  10. What a beautiful thing to do. I am so very sorry for you loss.
    xo Kris

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  11. It is going to be so beautiful. The birdbath...what sweet gift.

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  12. My heart goes out to you. The garden will be a special place as a remembrance.

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  13. This will be a wonderful garden for you - I look forward to seeing it grow!

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  14. What a beautiful way to remember your beautiful daughter. Looks like it's going to be a gorgeous garden. I hope you will share pics as it unveils its beauty.

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  15. Hello my name is Ana and I want to say you I'm so sorry for you and your family,I think this is a beautiful way to remember,and while we are thinking about ours lovers lost persons they live with us...thank you so much for this post and for your idea...my best wishes for you and your family JoAnn...my english is very bad but I hope you understand me.Bye and hughs fron spain

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  16. Many hugs to you and your family today, the garden is a wonderful place to honor your daughters memory.

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  17. JoAnn,What a beautiful way to celebrate Megan who is always in your heart. You were blessed to have such a wonderful daughter.I think of all the courage you have shown these last years, Hugs to you and your Angel Megan in Heaven,Cheri

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  18. So very sorry for your loss.This is a beautiful tribute to your daughter.Hugs,Jen

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  19. What a wonderful memorial garden - it will be a place of beauty and peace for a long time to come. My son, Scot, just finished his year of chemotherapy in Portland, Oregon and now we pray and pray for time with him. Like Megan, he is an amazing person. He and his family will be visiting me here in New Hampshire in March - I can't wait. Although I raised my children in Newport Beach, California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire is home and where our little family is. We will all be together in March celebrating Scot and life in general. Blessings and love to you JoAnn - I believe you will see Megan again. I also believe that my son will speak at my funeral when I pass as a very old lady - that is how I get through each day - believing! xoxox holly

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  20. JoAnn, you will love having the garden as a memorial to Megan. I created such a garden after my Mom passed a year ago. I love looking out on the plants and trees that were gifts when she passed. And I have added some things of my own as time has gone on. I feel close to Mom when I am in that garden as I'm sure you will to Megan. Hugs and prayers......Sharon

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  21. So sorry for your loss. Your garden will be beautiful.

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  22. JoAnn what a great way to keep Megan's memory alive!

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  23. JoAnn i love the garden tribute for megan! im so sorry for your loss.. we lost my 50 yr old husband after a short bout w cancer last year and my sons friends got a small willow tree for the back garden..special and its called papa marks tree. you will find comfort in megans garden..tnanx for sharing with us.. enjoy your day.

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  24. Joann,
    I can't believe that a year has gone by - but at times I bet it feels like yesterday. Megan will love the garden and watching you all fuss around it. It will be beautiful.
    I miss you - we started class a few weeks back and it felt strange not having you there. I hope you are enjoying retirement - well deserved my friends.
    Love you, as always
    Jeri

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