• Marigolds in bloom at Canuck Place

    April 29, 2016, Michaela Evanow, 1 Comments

    This post was originally published on the Canuck Place blog. This wonderful place has made such a difference in our lives. They recently sent out a letter and packets of Marigold seeds in honour of #FlorenceMarigoldinBloom Click here to donate to Florence’s Canuck Place page in honour of Mother’s Day and our beautiful

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  • g o l d e n.

    April 5, 2016, Michaela Evanow, 3 Comments

    It’s that time of year. Marigold season. This time last year we had no idea that Florence would be gone from us in a month. I heard marigolds were finally in bloom, and everything inside of me wanted to hop in the car and find them. I felt drawn to

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  • happy 4th birthday Florence Marigold!

    March 7, 2016, Michaela Evanow, 18 Comments

    On Saturday we celebrated you, Florence Marigold. It was supposed to rain all day, but guess what? The sun came out! It always has on your birthday party. We wrote in the book that was at your celebration of life and also on banners that we have hung on our wall. We

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  • on coming alive: I will always choose you

    February 18, 2016, Michaela Evanow, 0 Comments

    This post is part of the #onComingAlive project at Scribbles and Crumbs. To read the full post, head here. Once upon a time, I had a little girl. Her smile and curls and doe-brown eyes were a sight to behold. She was mine. My dream. And then, one summer day,

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  • embracing the broken Christmas

    December 8, 2015, Michaela Evanow, 11 Comments

    As a grieving mother, entering in the Christmas spirit can be very difficult. I’ve felt such a desire too, however, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot. How am I filled with wonder and delight? How am I decorating a Christmas tree, buying our first ever tinsel garland and first

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