The dedication of Michael's memorial garden was yesterday. The garden is beautiful ... and put together so lovingly by Michael's class and the school. The stepping stones spell out his name and were designed by Michael's class. The flowers were also planted by Michael's class.
At the dedication, the principal spoke as well as two of Michael's classmates and his teacher. Their words were so sweet. Michael would have loved it.
Afterwards, we went to Michael's classroom and spent time with his class. The students shared their Michael moments. So funny. We ate pizza. Laughed together. It was good to be there. Good to see his friends. Good to be amongst kids again. I haven't been around kids in a long while. I needed that. It was good for my soul.
Our neighborhood is just across the street from the school. I can walk to Michael's garden whenever I want. It is so peaceful - I drove by there tonight. I look forward to seeing it grow.
Michael was blessed with a great school. A fantastic teacher. Good friends. Their tribute to him is beautiful. I don't have enough words to thank them for all they have done.