Please use this blog to help us remember Joshua Lee Anderson, who made the tragic and fatal decision to take his life on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Please post any memories or thoughts you may have in the comments.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Josh's Trees and Pictures at 10 Years Old

Last year, we planted my favorite tree, a pink dogwood in our front yard - for Josh. A plaque given by one of his friends, with a verse from Psalm 23 is placed nearby.

Last October, another dogwood was planted near the town's youth football field - again, in memory of Josh. You can read about it here.

I am told that it is unusual for newly planted trees to bloom in the first year. And yet, Josh's trees have done so. My grieving heart takes comfort in this small occurrence. Even though it has been over a year, it is still so very, very hard.

I will end this short post with a slideshow of pictures taken when he was 10 years old.

God Bless


Anonymous said...

they are beautiful. i still think about josh all the time way up here in michigan, even though i havent seen him since middle school. I love reading your blog, it makes me feel connected in some way to the whole situation, and keeps him alive in my mind. That picture at the top has been my computer background since it happened, his smirk is unforgettable. His spirit lives on and you are still regularly in my prayers. Hang in there, God bless.

Allie Leitch

Gillian said...

I'm so glad the tree is blooming! It looks beautiful.
Love you, Josh.

Roxanne said...

It seems like Josh has smiled down on the trees and they bloomed to encourage you :) They are beautiful!!! I love Dogwoods too.