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The Circle of Life


This blog changed halfway through writing it…so I will share it as it developed

Well I just can’t believe it is almost the end of the growing season. Winter and cold seems to hang on forever, but warmth and sunlight and summer only a short passing moment! I don’t feel like I have accomplished as much as I had hoped for (but then every time I looked I saw something more to add to the list!).

I am now winding down the summer chores…the tiller is in the shed for the wet months; the lawn mower has had (probably) its last tank of gasoline bought for it; the pots that are emptying out are being gathered for storage; and the seed pods of the sweet gum are falling faster than the leaves and need to be raked. I haven’t finished the one garden bed, that has yet to be done, but lack of funds is preventing me from it for another week or two…but soon! But I DO have something I can work on for next year now!

This poor property has never been gardened, so there are no perennial bulbs planted. So I set out to buy some the other day…I found 3 of the types I wanted and headed home.

Now all I have to do is decide where they are all going. I know that 30 deep red tulips, and 15 red and yellow striped tulips are going in the gardens I started at the entrance to the property down the driveway. But the 20 Daffodils, 20 mixed Tulips, 15 Alliums and 30 Crocuses haven’t found homes yet.

I told my hubby that I wasn’t finished, that I didn’t have enough! He is only grumbling a little…lol.

I went out to plant and discovered the soil was too dry for the bulb planter to work… grrrr! Now go get the trowel, and start again.

Well all the driveway tulips are in, but due to a family tragedy the rest are going to have to wait a week or so…. We found out some bad news regarding our niece (age 32). She has skin cancer, and after surgery last year she was 100% clear until the end of this past August, now suddenly it is back and spread everywhere. In the last couple of days they put her on a respirator, and tomorrow (per her wishes) it is being turned off. She leaves behind a nine year old daughter, and twin 7 year olds, boy and girl. (Their father died 3 years ago in a freak motorcycle accident, the kids are now orphans!) Please keep the kids in your prayers! RIP Amanda.

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So sorry to hear about your niece - I will be praying for her children with all my heart and soul! Such a tragedy - can only hope they come through all this with some positives!

5 Oct, 2009


Such a terrible waste of young life, Cancer has no care for age or who it leaves behind. Our prayers and hopes go to both your niece and her children.
Carol and Ian.
x x x

5 Oct, 2009


What a terrible tragedy for this young family and sadly such happenings are becoming increasingly common amongst younger people. I do hope those poor children will find more love and happiness wherever their future takes them. May you find some peace and comfort in your garden when you feel able to resume.

5 Oct, 2009


I'm so sorry about your niece - my thoughts go out to your family. xxx

5 Oct, 2009


Thank you all for the well wishes....Lily, they will be living with their Mother's aunt, so hopefully they will be more stable with an older parent substitute!

I do not claim to understand any of this, but I do know that things happen for a reason, even if we are never allowed to understand the why, there is always one, and usually things turn out for the best in the long run!

Bernieh, Ian, Carol, Lily, and Genius thanks again...hugs around to everyone

5 Oct, 2009


I am so sorry for your niece and family as you say there has to be a reason. Praying for you all.

5 Oct, 2009


As you say Healerwitch, the circle of life.....but for so much tragedy to befall one family is hard to come to terms with. My thoughts and best wishes are with you and yours xx

6 Oct, 2009


I am so sorry to hear of your niece and her children. What a terrible time for you all. My thoughts and prayers for the children. I hope they find peace and happiness with your niece's aunt.
My prayers and thoughts too for your niece in her difficult time. She must be going through terrible worry about her children and what will become of them. I pray she will find peace in her passing.
God bless you all. xx

6 Oct, 2009


Just an update...My neice passed Yesturday, Monday 10-5 at 3:30 PM EST. She went quietly in her sleep. TG her pain is over, now the rest of the family may start the long healing process.

6 Oct, 2009


God Bless and RIP xxx

6 Oct, 2009


So very sorry Healerwitch. You and your family are in my thoughts tonight xx

6 Oct, 2009


So sorry to read the last part of your blog and your update. Tragic. Nothing else I can say.

6 Oct, 2009


May she rest in peace. My prayers are sent for all of you. xx

9 Oct, 2009


I'm late coming to this, but my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, especially to the little ones! I was 9 when my mum died, so I can empathise.
My prayers are with you all.

16 Oct, 2009


Thank You Mad, Gilli, Paul and everyone else....she is finally laid to rest and the family is starting to heal. The kids needless to say, do not fully understand, but are vocal enough to be able to put voice to their feelings...TG

Kids are resilient little creatures, and they will be blessed later for their misery now.

18 Oct, 2009


Lets hope so, they're also incredibly fragile!
I'm sure they will be surrounded by enough love to help them through this.

18 Oct, 2009


So sorry to hear about your niece, HW. :-( I just hope the kids will be able to pull through without lasting trauma.

20 Oct, 2009

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