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I Love My Garden

I am the happiest person alive! I have had the most wonderful people do something that I could never have asked for or expected. Our neighbors who are such kind women organized what has now become “Karly’s Spiritdances Garden.” Yesterday was the first time I saw it in person.

Many people have helped make my garden.

There was a lot to be done.

Spiritdances Garden in April 2012

When I went to bed on Tuesday, this is what it looked like.

While I slept on Tuesday evening, a group of people came and made my patio into a dream come true. I have always loved flowers and water and birds. Our patio now looks like something out of a movie! I felt great yesterday when I was sitting in my garden. I love the chimes, the water, the birds who are so excited to be fed. The hummingbird feeder is so fun.

When it just got finished

This is what I see when I’m sitting by our door.

I heard these chimes when I came outside the first time

I can hear hummingbirds when they come to eat

This bubbler is so calming

This made my mom cry. It’s beautiful

All these people are the ones who did the work. I can’t thank them enough

Lil Linder and her 4H group brought the plants. She owns some beautiful greenhouses.

Missy and Sandy are my friends. They don’t like to get a lot of credit or pose for pictures. I am so grateful to them.

I wanted to share this with you because I find that there is so much trouble in this world, and it always becomes news. Here’s some great news to share! People’s hearts are good. People are generous. People want to make a positive difference. People can do what they are able, and make a big change for someone else. Young people are eager to help. This world is a kind place. Maybe if we remember that, it will help us to do what we can to make it that way.

Today, I just want to show you some pictures of the beauty that has happened because people gave generously of their friendship, their money, their creativity and their energy. I will never meet many of the people who donated. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Love, Karly
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Kind Hearts

I am surrounded by so much kindness.  I have always loved flowers, and my Mom and I have kept them in our yard and on our deck for most of my teen years, and now in my 20’s.  My “Spiritdances Garden” has given my heart so much joy and it’s not even planted yet!  I feel the kindness and love of people I have never even met.  

This is the 4H group who wanted to help us by doing yardwork and planting my "Spiritdances Garden."

Last week, there were over 50 people who came to our home on Tuesday and prepared a garden area and made our yard ready for summer by doing many tasks for us.  I was asleep, so when I woke in the morning, Mom and Gregg shared what took place. I sat outside this past week by the garden and my heart was so content, because to know that people are that kind and generous in giving has made my days so much sweeter.  Tonight at 6:30 there will be more people here to start the planting of shrubs and bushes!  When it gets warmer they will add flowers. 

Many people came, young and old. One of them was Lil Linder, who owns many beautiful greenhouses.

They cleaned under our plum tree. This tree was given to us by Grandpa Bob

Lil Linder

My friends and neighbors have been so supportive of me and my family over these years.  Beau has had so much great care because our neighbors bring us hay and wood shavings,  and they do Beau’s Spring and Fall vet care.  Beau’s hooves are trimmed by a farrier.  People bring meals to our home and flowers to me. No one will let us pay them!  This has been taking place for years!  They are helping us in every way.  I feel God’s love in all of it.  He is love.  I am embracing the kindness of people today that have shown that this world is a loving and beautiful place.  I am glad to see that.

I can imagine how beautiful it is going to be.

Love, Karly

 

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