When we brought our precious little Noah home from the hospital, we knew that it was only fitting for him to be buried along with his big brother. With heavy hearts and overflowing eyes, we laid our two boys to rest together.
I have managed to keep a "Little Gem" Magnolia alive over the past few years too, and it seemed only fitting that this tree be planted in the pot as a memorial to our two precious little gems.
And out of these ashes, this mourning, out of our heaviness, comes this beauty...
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.