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Monday, December 01, 2008

Blueberry Blessings

My Dad was a master gardener.   He loved planting a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees, just to see if he could figure out how to make them grow.  He would get the biggest grin on his face, and then with delight, he would take you on a tour of the yard to share his latest success.  You can imagine my surprise on a recent fall walk, to find these blueberries growing in my Dad's yard.  It was almost like Dad stepped down from heaven, grabbed my hand, and guided me to this shrub, that he evidently planted in his final days on earth. I could barely contain my emotions, as I tasted the delicious fruit of this unexpected gift.  During Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity, to share this little blessing from heaven, with my sister. A moment to share a gift from heaven, which will provide lasting memories of a devoted Dad, who planted a blueberry bush for his daughters to enjoy- seven years later... now  that is a blessing indeed!

15 Comments:

Blogger Peggy said...

Brought back wonderful memories of my dad. He loved gardening so much and designed the most unusal gardena areas. I miss my dad alot as I was a daddy's girl. Thanks for stirring up memories. :)

8:41 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I was a daddy's girl too but had to share that honor with two other sisters... which was fine. The gardena area sounds interesting. That's one thing my dad never planted. Did you get a 'green thumb" from your dad?

9:16 PM  
Blogger nannykim said...

Cool!! We planted two blue berry bushes this year and so far they are surviving. However, the cold weather we had the other week may have done in our fig bushes--and the figs were so delicious!!

It always seems sad to me that the things we plant, or the houses we build outlive us (on earth, anyways)--but they do make for neat memories. Which reminds me of the Lord's Supper--when I take the Lord's Supper I often think of those who have gone on before and I feel such a unity with them--kind of like the crown of witnesses in Hebrews (chapter 12--I think ;-0 )

10:21 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

There's something special about being able to share in your dad's harvest all this time later...truly like a blessing from heaven.
The photo is just beautiful, too...

3:31 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Kim~ I love the Lord's Supper comparison... very inspirational- thanks!

Tammy~ Memories continuing to be made with dad looking down from heaven... a blessing indeed!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

There's nothing better than fresh blueberries. I didn't know they grew in the south. DC always picked them in the woods of Wisconsin when he was a kid.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dawn~ They do grow in the South but dad had never grown them. I wish he could have lived long enough to reap the fruits of his labor but I'm sure he was delighted, in heaven, to see his daughters finding his little surprise tucked away at the faraway corner of his garden.

I hope you have a great week!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and he also had another blessing for me (the sister) he had planted a beautiful fall berry called "bitter sweet" one of my favorites! Sister thanks for sharing with me both of the treasures that you discovered. YOU are a blessing!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks for stopping by sister... you are the best! I'm excited about the "Bitter Sweet" too! How ironic... BITTER SWEET- Dad planting the two plants and never getting the opportunity to tell us about it, that is Bitter Sweet indeed! Just think how excited he must be knowing we found these treasures!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I'm quite sure I could find a way to get you a copy of the cd when it's finished!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Oh Dawn~ I'm jumping up and down with excitement... that would be so special! Tell DC he is now a STAR!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Flip Flop Floozie said...

Thanks for stopping by today!! I think it is wonderful that you saw this small miracle and remembered your dad just like I am sure he would want you to do!! What a blessing for you at this Christmas time...Sandy

1:48 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Oh Sandy, it was such a blessing and a precious gift indeed! Keeping you in my prayers!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Awww, now that is TRULY a blessing. How awesome is that?

I am doing fine. Yes, things have been a little busy. Thank you for asking. :)

12:58 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Cris~ Yeah! You're okay! I've been praying for you. It is busy time of the year but be sure to take some time for Cris : )

1:43 PM  

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