Saturday, March 9, 2013

Avery's Place

Avery's Place is finally open!  In July of last year, we held the Inaugural Avery Diane Hanson golf tournament.  We decided to use the money raised to build a playground at our church.  The children's ministry has always weighed heavily on my heart and I looked forward very much to watching Avery grow up in the church.  Until now, the children at our church have only had a large field to play in and a few wooden swings hanging from a tree.  Now, thanks to our family and friends who all came together to raise the money for the playground, the children at our church and in the community have a beautiful, safe place to play.  Even though I don't get to see Avery grow up at church, now I get to see children playing and enjoying themselves at a place that was made possible because of her.  It is very bittersweet.  Here are some pictures...

Avery shining down on her playground
One of the many roses planted all around the playground


  1. That is really special... I'm making a memorial garden this spring called "Avalon's Garden" and I hope my future children (bio or adopted or foster) will play there and enjoy it because of her. That way her beauty and happiness will still be here in the physical world.

  2. That is beautiful