We've rented all our married lives, and all our married lives I have tried to fight the discontent of not being able to be 'permanently' and 'deeply' rooted in the land, without ability to plant orchards or have the joy of perennials. Though even now we are renting, it is with the intent to purchase and so, we rejoice and celebrate and trust God for our future here.
To mark the beginning of this new life, to commemorate the roots that we are firmly laying down, and to remember the youngness of our children as we settle them into this new lifestyle, I bought a perennial for each in our family thus far.
A permanent fixture to our yard, these are the celebrations of Lord-willing, many summers worth of watching blossoms unfold; a yearly reminder of the past-and the future.
Matt's was chosen for it's color and interest, not it's name. Lucifer's Everglaze?! A fitting name for him?! ha!
Corynn and I have similar tastes, yet the pink hydrangea was too expensive for our wallets. Grandma got it as an early birthday gift.
Andrew got the blue and purple delphinium-one of my wedding flowers.
I took a photo of the children next to their plants, knowing that in years to come they will be pleasant remembrances to their smallness at this time. One day, my Panda will tower above the delphinium, not the other way around.