Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rose's Life: She Belongs in a Garden

Thursday, 17 April 2008

I love Rutgers Gardens. I don't know why so few people in this area go there. It's gorgeous any season. Even in winter when the fish pond is frozen over there are amazing things to see -- like the etchings that leaves have left in the ice.

On her second day home, Rose got introduced to the wonders of nature from the safety of the baby sling. So she slept as Cami and Graham climbed flowering magnolia trees, ran among the lilac bushes, and played in the dirt. I'm so glad we went that day. The sunshine & the flowers fed me in ways that food can't. And when we returned this past Tuesday, the magnolias had lost most of their flowers -- Gardens have to be experienced continuously or else you'll miss something extraordinary. Sort of like childhood & parenthood.


The Windy City Duo said...

You can't know how much this video makes me miss all of you. Cami and Graham have gotten so big since we last saw them. Especially Graham. I am just itching to reach out and hug them. I love them so much. And it is so nice to hear your voice and see the back of Jason's head... I miss you terribly.

We will just have to move to England. I don't know how I am going to have you all the way across the pond.

Tricia said...

What an amazing woman you are--out with your kids ONE day after bringing Rose home. I can't believe how much Cami has grown!

Mary Beth said...

Starr, I have so much enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning. You are such an amazing woman. I miss you. You're family is precious.