A trip to the nursery Is not complete Without a healthy snack For me to eat Now from the comfort Of my sun-soaked deck I can nibble on greens To keep my health in check While I gladly guard And selfishly protect It from the critters Who dare inspect The yummy goodness That was meant… Read More Yummy
We all have boxes Full of treasures we keep Where trinkets hide And memories sleep Whether brittle wicker Or velvet-lined Inside these boxes Are secrets to find Etched upon the fabric Soaked into the seams These boxes are Time-capsules of dreams Or they’re just boxes No more than they seem Dry places to store Our… Read More Boxes
I’ve always loved quilts. They’re so homey and comforting. Their rustic charm, yet intricate design, hits an artistic spot that few things in life can. The best of both worlds: true artisanship meets retro simplicity. Our first Christmas after we lost our son, I received my favorite quilt from my husband. Embellished in a patchwork… Read More A Quilt of Memories
THE CHRISTMAS (MEMORY) TREE As I unpacked ornaments, decorated and then enjoyed the sparkling beauty of this year’s tree, a theme became quite apparent. Whether glittery, handmade, or purely sentimental, my ornament collection has morphed into a collage of life’s memories. I noticed one ornament, depicting a winter scene against a satin green backdrop. It… Read More THE CHRISTMAS (MEMORY) TREE
STARS Busy life distracts, shrouding light, Remember to view, nature’s delight; Enormous painted canvas, celestial being, Gaze in wonder, eyes seeing; Twinkling lights abound, magnificent orbs, A nightly spectacle, unlimited rewards; An uncertain world, nothing promised, The stars remain, alas much abolished; Your luck turns, shooting star, Release your wish, emotional scar; Through average… Read More STARS
A stone laying dedication ceremony for deceased children is an event at which my naive self never imagined I would attend. Yet, unknown twists and turns we all navigate through our lives became manifest, and following life’s winding path, it had led to this exact place on an early autumn Sunday. The typically clear, crisp… Read More Nature Also Grieved
In the spring, we planted a memorial garden for Josh. Most varieties we chose specifically for their attraction to butterflies and hummingbirds. However, one plant in particular, I consider to be the “showstopper” in the garden. The allure came initially from its majestic appearance, which is now undermined by the plant’s reputation. “The Angelica flower… Read More Memorial Garden
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