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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