Cultivating a Culture of Gardening™

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Growing Zone - Day 46

One of the harsh realities of growing is the inevitability of dying.

Today's post is for one of my sons' most lively high school friends, Meredith Fara Avery: June 8, 1991 - December 17, 2011. This beautiful gypsy girl had a passion about life that was inspirational, a faith in Christ that was genuine and transforming, and an enjoyment for life that was contagious. Her random pop-up facebook chats - "Hi Mrs. Wise! Are you still planting lots of flowers?" were a reflection of her warm thoughtfulness and engaging heart.

This was a picture that Meredith posted on Facebook on April 15, 2011. Her time was short, but the life she lived was time fully used to enrich those around her. Life takes time, yet we know not our time - love deeply, laugh often, forgive easily, work diligently, listen intensely, and never let fear keep you from that great adventure in life.



At December 18, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to all friends and family members of Meredith. While it is so easy to be swept by the death of a loved one, it takes a strong character to admire the life of the loved one instead.

At December 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Thank-you, Rui. A sudden loss is difficult to process - she was killed in a one-car accident last night. Her family has a difficult road ahead of them.

At December 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Debbie Dominy said...

Meredith was a tenderhearted and special person. Love to Don, Fara, Amelia, their family and Meredith's baby Phinn.

At December 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Bren Haas said...

My heart and prayers goes out to their family. God has a plan for everyone... we may not understand WHY right now - but someday!


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