IN MEMORY OF
AUSTIN DORGEE DOWNEY-TEACHOUT
born August 28, 1998 and
died August 28, 1998.
by Rachel, Jack, Christa, Jackson and Harley:
As we near the day of your birthday, I look around for reminders of you.
We did not have any ceremony, no goodbye. I did not plant a tree
or do a lot of good deeds. I planted some remembrance crocuses our
family gave us--that was all I had the strength to do. When recently they
began poking through the earth I was hopeful. I thought it would mean something
special to see them bloom--their beauty, a new season. Unbelievably, they
never bloomed--no buds, nothing. I was so sad. Then I began thinking maybe
this was Austin's way of telling me to move on, to let go. I have just gotten
the courage to put your picture on the bookshelf with some dried forget me
nots. Looking at you makes me less sad than my memories. You are a part
of all of us.