I keep finding little handmade cards and pictures, made for me over the years, tucked into a drawer or inside a book - sprinklings of glitter, scrawled marks on the paper which she would proudly announce to be either one of us, daddy, Pluto or her favourite “Ho Ho Ho”. They have stopped now. There won’t be any more cards.
We chatted about how we wanted to honour those friendships that were made by all of the children that pass through the school.
|The beautiful Friends Forever Garden - Designed by Patrick Collins, built with love (& generous donations) |
(photo credit: Emma Durnford)
|The sign will have Braille & Moon lettering added soon|
|Izzy, Elvi & Daisy - a successful trip to Build a Bear!|
I took some of Daisy’s ashes back to school and we quietly gathered some of the people who knew her well scattered them in a tranquil space where the plaques honouring the children who had died are hung. A little robin sat and watched us as we talked about Daisy and how much she loved school, it was like she was with us.
|Elvi's mum Sam making sure the hydrangea has been planted properly!|
Patrick Collins is a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winner. Thank you to him and to his wife Sarah for being the driving forces behind the beautiful Friends Forever Garden. A beautiful legacy for their daughter Izzy and all the children who pass through Linden Lodge School - some leave, some get to stay forever, like Daisy.