I've shared the transformation of the Heidi Allen Remembrance Garden over the past week. It was a joyous, uplifting, and somber time. Maintaining the garden is one way I remember, show love, and keep Heidi's memory alive. This year I had this idea to dig out all the greenery and replace it with 30lb bags of stone, three different colors. My Dad, hubby, and daughter liked the idea and when we were finished, we all took a deep breath and smiled.
The one thing I didn't count on was banging up my knee prior to this renovation. I found myself thanking them more and apologizing for not being able to do more. Today's photo is a scene that caused much laughter as we worked. It was amusing to watch me try to rake while holding the crutch, cut the bag of stones and dump them, or move around taking pictures.
I even managed to figure out how to get down on one knee with my other knee extended. Getting up was a sight but I was able to help. There were times I got frustrated with the crutch and would toss it then be looking for it when I'd need to walk so I'd use the rake as my crutch. Why do I share this with you? It's simple, when we make a decision, we need to follow through regardless. One thing I chose to do, as long as I have breath in my lungs and the ability, is to keep the #HeidiAllenRemembranceGarden a beautiful symbol of hope and love.
We have all lost someone in our lives. We chose to remember and honor them. It's different for each of us, and I'll bet it's probably different for you than it is for another member of your family. Don't focus on the difference in your remembrance, focus on how loved this person is to you and others. Regardless of how you chose to remember, don't let the little things get in the way. Don't let the bumps and bruises of life get in the way of your dreams and follow thru. If one thing isn't working, use something else. Sometimes we need to toss the crutch to the side and use a rake. Other times, it goes like a well-oiled machine with no bumps.
The thing to focus on is remembering.
Our loved ones deserve to be remembered.
They helped us become who we are today.
What is it you have to do?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323