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These iron statues of children reside outside the main entrance of the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. Our daughter goes there for a kidney disease she is fighting. Every couple months we walk in and I can't help but to stare at these figures joyfully playing.
When you walk inside you see a totally different story. Sometimes we arrive through the doors and go to the 10th floor where her appointment is without seeing any sick children. But sometimes we see little red wagons with nurses or parents pushing sick children. Some with no hair, some with severe disabilities and some just slightly coherent. The lump in my throat and the breaking of my heart makes it hard to hold my composure together and stay strong for our daughter being there sick also.
It gives me a reality check that my small issues and daily life struggles are minor "nothings" compared to some of the children here. Please remember all the sick and suffering children and their parents in places like this .
Ground Cover VinesJust about anyone who gardens understands the frustrations that some terrains present. It may be a steep incline or a patch of rocks. It may also be a deep trench or a wide open space that would be difficult and expensive to maintain with regular flowers. Often times, these spots are covered with [...]
Asclepias incarnata, which is more commonly known as swamp milkweed, is a native perennial found throughout most of the United States. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, this plant occurs naturally in every state except Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Mississippi. The flowers are usually pink or mauve, [...]
April and May are big months for perennial bloomers. These perennial flowers are typically a strong component of any flower garden. Most perennials are very low maintenance plants, and produce a wide variety of color in Spring making them ideal for fostering a gorgeous Spring spectacle.Plant larger perennials in the early Fall months. Most smaller perennials do [...]
Hosta plants are a nice addition as a bordering plant outside of a home or in a garden. Planting Hostas is a relatively simple process and can be completed in a few steps. When following the steps to take to plant Hosta plants, a person will benefit from beautifully grown Hostas. An online garden center can help you find the [...]
A Closer Look at The Pine FamilyAs an introduction to a beautiful thing called Earth, it’s collection of pointy pine trees speak well of its intrinsic provisions for its patrons. The power of pine was discovered by humans long ago, as a response to some pretty wretched diseases. Pine is known for its [...]
The clearest explanation of a carbon footprint is this: the total amount of carbon dioxide a person (company, family, state, etc.) disperses into the atmosphere as a direct or indirect effect of their actions while on Earth.An individual or group of people can reduce their impact on the planet by changing a few key [...]
Moss Makes The Perfect Decor!You’ve been telling her you’ll fix up that eye-sore of a back yard for months, but what do you do with a corner of dirt? Get creative! February marks the threshold of one of the most colorful times of year. February ushers in the springtime fever. Turn that lump of dirt [...]
Ole' Christmas Tree, Ole' Christmas TreeI can remember when I was a kid and it came to be time to cut a Christmas tree for Grandma’s house there were very few pines or firs of the right size and shape, so we would go out into the fields and the tree we always came back [...]
Monday, August 15There are a number of things to take into account when picking plants for your personal home garden. To start with you should think of will be the theme of your respective home garden, the dimensions of your garden, the local weather your house is in, as well as the period and energy [...]