~my Parents wedding~
My parents were the first couple to get married in this church, the Evergreen Church of the Brethren in Greene County, Virginia. My Mother is now buried there, in a double gravestone with my Father's name also engraved, with only the day of his death missing. Both of their parents are buried in this cemetery as well as several grandparents, siblings and other extended family. My Father, for many years after her passing, took flowers from her garden and placed on her grave, on his future grave. For awhile now he hasn't remembered birthdays or special days, and that is fine - and I'm grateful that such days no longer bring him sadness. I suppose that is the upside of dementia (perhaps the only one).
Today is my Mother's birthday, a day that has become a bit sad since her passing almost five years ago. She would have turned 79 today - a feisty 79 I'm guessing. I never quite know what to do with myself on this day - so I did what I know how to do best, and what my Mom knew how to do best - I planted daffodil bulbs. Yes, it's late - but they'll be fine.
A few of the views of my Mother's daffodils and her garden:
Gardens are sure wonderful things - they provide joy, comfort and more.
~View from the cemetery at the Evergreen Church of the Brethren~