Last week I shared an idea with my Dad and husband, to switch from dirt, plants, flowers, and mulch to multiple layers of black covering and stone. They liked the idea and we went to work. If you missed the blog about this process, click here.
As we dug out the old plants and flowers, and the solar lights, these four beautiful lake rocks were uncovered. To some visiting the garden, they might say, "Those are nice." I agree, they are yet their meaning is deeper and more precious than having a little of Lake Ontario at the garden.
As kids, we spent many hours on our bicycles riding between each other's houses and to Lake Ontario and back. These were the best days, before cellular phones, tablets, and technology at our fingertips. We talked, laughed, made plans, and too many memories to count or ever recount at reunions. These were the best of times and we knew how to spend time with each other, without the urge or need to record, post, or respond to others while enjoying each other's company. These four rocks were placed at the #HeidiAllenRemembranceGarden by one of our close friends as a remembrance of our childhood in a small New York town.
The center of the garden has a cement statue of two kids reading a book. Heidi and I spent a lot of time together and reading. The cup of the book holds water after the rain, serving as a bird bath. When we made the change from greenery to stone, I knew we needed something in the center. Once I saw this, I knew this was the one.
It's a symbol of hope, sisters, love, and and the brilliant blue is highlighted at night, some of the surrounding white stones (900 of them to be exact) are solar rocks and will glow blue at night. I'll try and get a picture and share it on a future blog. A big thanks to all who hold Heidi close to their hearts and in their prayers. You encourage and uplift us, may God bless you in return.
How do you remember the ones you love?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323