KatieB Posted September 8, 2006 Share Posted September 8, 2006 First, thank you all for taking the time to lift me up these past few days. It's been a hard week for me and my family. Today I went to the cemetary to visit my dad. He's at the National Cemetary. It's rows and rows of stark white headstones that all look alike...very formal...no trees or bushes or flowers of any sort except near the gated entrance- which was why the dragonflies landing on my hand on one visit was so moving to me... Today we noticed something really weird. in the grass, right in front of his headstone, there...were...tiny little FLOWERS growing up! They are the SAME ground-cover flower-things my mom has in her garden at home. I know that my mom did not plant them. (It's a carpet of saint augustine grass- no dirt to plant anything in) and she said she did not. The texas heat has been in the 100s and up until a few days ago it was like 105- too HOT! My mom (who loves her garden) her gardens have suffered greatly this year and those little flowers all died... But here, where it was utterly impossible..no shade.....extreme heat....these little flowers are growing...in my daddy's own garden. And they aren't growing anywhere else...I checked for rows and rows....they aren't growing anywhere My mom was so surprised she cried. It was weird. Nice - weird. A comforting-kind of weird. We bought a monument for my dad today. The National Cemetary Foundation has begun lining it's drives with huge waving flag poles on each side- it's quite stunning. At the bottom of every flag pole is a large engraved plaque that you can have your loved one on. My dad is buried in section 26, and the flags stopped shortly before 26! We didn't know what it was so we went to the information office to ask them what it was and how we could do it and found out if we bought the memorial today, ours would be next in line. Looks like we "happened" to be in the right spot, at the right time and things just "happened" to work out perfectly in that regard. hmmm.... Anyway, sorry for the ramble. This feels alittle bit like closure to this awful week and I wanted to share it. I'm fine. And feel like I'll be my old self once this week is over. Thank you to everyone who answered my post and sent a PM. You'll not ever know how much that meant to me. Hugs everyone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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