Friday, July 9, 2010

Visiting the Grave

While at home, I visited my dad’s grave.  I really do love the walk down the path to get there. 

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It is so quiet and beautiful that it sets the mood perfectly for a visit to a grave.

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I sat on the little stone bench,

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and reflected about all those that my dad is now with.  His father.

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A brother and two sisters.

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A favorite nephew.

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And most importantly his son.  How sweet that reunion must have been! 

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Then I cleaned  some of the old dead flowers off the grave and was surprised by this guy.

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Then I laughed at myself for jumping when I saw it and then laughed again because I know my dad would have laughed at me too.  At that moment I learned another one of life’s lessons:  It is almost impossible to be melancholy when staring a toad in the face!

5 comments:

Becky Shuler said...

Thanks for the trip to the grave. I went over yesterday but enjoyed your trip more. Mema

Deanna said...

Wow that is such a beautiful place!! I'm so glad that he is where he's at right now. I wonder if he's met my mom? .. I would have screamed bloody murder if I was face to face with a toad. (: I love you

Mandi said...

Oh girl that was beautiful! What a happy and amazing place. Glad that you had a quiet peaceful moment and how wonderful that you laughed at the end of it all. It sounds like your dad would have wanted you to do just that. I am a little jealous that you have such a amazing place in your family. The post was great I felt like I was there with you. Great pics... like always! Love Ya!

Brittany M. Geiger said...

Absolutely beautiful...thanks for sharing such a private moment with us. Blogs are wonderful for that!

Becky Shuler said...

That first picture is stunning. I'm so glad you have such a wonderful, private place to go when you need to visit your Dad's grave. Thanks for sharing.