We returned Sunday night from visiting Timberley’s family in Richmond, VA. We stayed until Sunday so we could visit the congregation at Biltmore Baptist Church where Timberley’s mother is a member. We wanted to stay because about a month ago they dedicated a memorial garden for Anna and we wanted to see it and thank the congregation. The garden consists of a park bench and a young dogwood tree.
When we gave thanks to the congregation we noted that the garden was particularly meaningful for us because it was exactly the kind of place that Anna would love. I told them that I hoped the bench would be used by many children of the church as a place to sit and read. They could read their Bibles there, or, as with Anna, whatever other books she brought along to church with her. It is a beautiful spot.