Monday, January 4, 2010

A Walk to Remember

Yesterday we took our annual beach walk to honor our son Noah who didn't survive my pregnancy with his brother, our Bug. On what would have been their first birthday we scattered his ashes in the ocean and each year we have gone back on or very close to that day and we throw flowers in the water, one for each year he would have been. Yesterday we took four beautiful orange flowers. They were really lovely against the grey, cold day.

It's funny that I got orange flowers. I didn't think about it until I started writing this post but this year we also did something for our Noah right in our own backyard. We planted a Tangelo tree for him. I call it my Noah tree. It's right outside our bedroom window. Back on my first Mother's Day hubs told me he would buy me this tree so that we could get new life, new fruit every year in his memory. Well we were in the process of moving at the time, then the years later we were over-hauling our backyard and never had the right space for it. This year we resolved that problem. We got one fruit from the tree this year. It was delicious and I am looking forward to watching more grow every year.