Sunday, April 24, 2011

We Went For A Walk In The Garden

For a short while at least we can forget that someone is missing and forget everything that needs to be done. Tomorrow we have to go back to Asheville to fill out paperwork for death certificates and sign off for a cremation.

For a short while at least we can walk through the garden absorbed in what's there. No room is left over for what's gone.

Because right now the garden is filled and growing fuller.

The dogwoods are stunning this year and look at all those small ones getting bigger. They really are in the wrong place and need to be moved or removed.

Some of the rhododendrons are off to an early start. Not a good thing necessarily, but they are here and must be enjoyed.

It's a simple thought that brings out the tears. I can't really read the comments on the last post without crying so forgive me if I don't respond.

We went for a walk in the garden, my mother and me, followed by curious Spots, to forget for a short while at least.

And to be filled with everything there.


Lola said...

God's Blessings be with you. I'm glad that you & your mother have these beautiful blooms to enjoy as you stroll thru them giving you for a short time the peace of their beauty.

Christopher C. NC said...

Thank you Lola. I think the garden will be what helps get my mom through this more than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Oh Christopher I missed your last post. I am so sorry to hear this news. It is shocking for the family for this to happen so suddenly. May the blessings of spring in a beautiful place soothe you. My condolences to you and your mother.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

No need for apologies. Thank goodness you have your beautiful garden for solace. Peace.

Siria said...

I'm with need for any response. Just know that you and your Mom are with us in our thoughts, prayers and spirit as you travel this difficult time. Nothing can ever prepare us for this loss!

Fairegarden said...

Oh Christopher, the gardens are so very beautiful. A fitting tribute.
Our thoughts are with you all.

Layanee said...

I believe that tears are a requirement and help wash away some of the pain of our loss. Cry away dear Christopher and keep the memories close while walking in the beauty of your garden. Thinking of you...

sweetbay said...

Tears are necessary, but it's a blessing that you can forget for a time with such beauty.