Memories Carved from Carving

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via Daily Prompt: Carve

Turkey is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw today’s prompt: Carve.  Of course, what else would I think about when I have just started my healthy eating lifestyle!  My dad was always the one to carve the Christmas Turkey at our house.  He has been gone for a number of years, but that is one of the things I miss most about him at Christmas time.  I’m not going to talk about food anymore right now so on to the next memory.

After my dad passed away, I planted a little memorial garden for him so I would think about him every time I walked by.  I went to one of the plant nurseries to look for something special to add to the garden.  They always have gorgeous statues.

First thing I saw when I walked through the door was a little garden rock about 6 inches by 4″ oval and the words written on it were, “My Dad’s Garden.”  It was so perfect, I pictured the ideal spot for the new rock.  A little farther down the aisle there were dozens and dozens of statues.  It took me a little while to find it, but yes, I found the perfect one.  It was a beautiful statue of an Angel, carved ever so perfect to place beside the rock I had found.

I’m not much of a gardener but I wanted to plant something that would sprout in the spring when the anniversary of my dad’s death came around.  I planted daffodils.  Every year they sprout up around the perfect time in April.

I really neglect my garden and besides yucca plants, the rock, daffodils and Angel are about the only things I really look after.  I love looking out the front window and seeing the masterpiece I have created.  It does not look like a masterpiece to anyone else, but to me, it is the perfect garden for dad.  I miss him so much.  I walk by it daily.

Memories are sad, but awesome.  Do you have a Special Garden, Tree, Plant, Memorial?

I’m Frazzled Again.

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  1. I did. I planted lilies for our baby. Maybe I will share it some time. I was forced off the property by my husband’s family and had to leave it behind. I carried around a carved angel as well for several months. Then as a symbol of letting go of the past, I donated the angel. No regrets, but I do plan to have another garden for our son one day when we have a home together.

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