||E l l e ‘ s G a r d e n||
I never want to forget this first year of Elle’s Garden. It does not live up to my dream garden for her, but as my mama said it so perfectly: “Her garden this year matches your life this year.” Yes.
Flowers trampled by my two favorite toddlers. Replanting or ripping up flowers as I learn what grows best where. Tending to the weeds as my time permits.
Would Elle mind that her flowers are trampled? No. Would she mind that I am a novice gardener and I am not sure which flowers thrive best in full sunlight? No. Would she mind that there are weeds in this garden because I am tending to my other three babies? No.
And I love every part of it: the weeds, the overgrowth, the beautiful color, the precious stone.
All of it represents our life right now.
Some year it will be perfect and beautiful and thriving but I always want to remember this first year that I tried my best to honor my girl.