A day late…sorry! I blame Thanksgiving festivities 🙂 No, I was not participating in Black Friday. I have never, nor will I ever, participate in Black Friday. I won’t get on my soap box as to why because I’m sure it will bore you all.
This week I am dedicating my gratefuls to one thing.
My dearly departed grandmother Rosemary.
My father texted me this picture on Thanksgiving day of my grandfather’s garden in his new home in Dallas, TX.
After my grandmother’s passing in June 2014, my grandfather moved from Lafayette, LA to Dallas, TX where my father and uncle live. Last spring he bought a home in Dallas where my father lives with him.
My grandfather is 89 years old but you would never know it because he is 100% self sufficient. He still mows the lawn! He is also a green thumb. He and my father re-landscaped the backyard of his new home and it is spectacular! It looks professionally done. Anyway, a couple weeks ago my grandfather planted my grandmother’s favorite bulbs all around the yard to bloom in the early spring.
On Thanksgiving day, this renegade bulb decided to bloom early. The sign next to it is a piece my grandfather kept from the garden in Lafayette. I believe this is Rosemary’s way of saying hello this Thanksgiving. I was brought to tears. My grandparents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary right before my grandmother died. They were very happily married and still very much in love 65 years later. I can’t imagine the heartbreak my grandfather feels everyday. I’m grateful for this bulb blooming early. It is a testament to the strength of their beautiful love and life together. It’s a love and life we are all looking for. We all miss her and it’s comforting to know she’s watching over us. ❤