This weekend, a small group of family and friends braved the incredibly hot weather on Sunday, and went out to the Overland Park Arboretum. We gathered to see the new plaque on the memorial bench dedicated to my wife, Cat. We shared some tears and a few words from the heart, then took a brief walk in the gardens. It was so hot, however, that we didn't stay very long. A special thanks goes out to everyone who was able to be there. I'd also like to thank those who donated to the bench memorial fund. Cat would be so pleased that you honored her in this way.
Below are a few photos of "Cat's Bench" which is located within the "Legacy Garden" area of the Arboretum. It is such a beautiful setting, with the sounds of a bubbling brook nearby. I hope, if you are in Kansas City, you can visit the Arboretum (when the weather is cooler) and take a moment to breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds, and enjoy a quiet moment of reflection while sitting on Cat's Bench. Cathy loved to go there often and take photos of the flowers, so bring your camera and enjoy wandering the many trails and walkways.