Blossom [repost]

“Bloom where you’re planted,” they told her. And she did. She adapted and persevered, thrived and blossomed. She was a country girl with the greenest thumb, but she could sparkle with the best of them under the city lights. She grew herbs on a tiny terrace in Queens while listening to Johnny Cash. She took a tract house and made it her own, with purple paint in the bedroom and a vegetable garden in back. And there were always flowers wherever she roamed. She gave bouquets of kindness to everyone she met.

I miss you, Mommy. Rest in peace.


Written for the Carrot Ranch.
Reposted for the 13th anniversary of Mom’s death.

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19 responses to “Blossom [repost]

  1. Such a beautiful tribute to your mum.

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  2. Your mother sounds like a truly wonderful person.
    i am sure she must have extended this aspect of growing and blooming to other parts of her life.
    I think you get your creativity from her.

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  3. This is so lovely.

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  4. Aw… 💖💖💖

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  5. Oh, the beauty and life of the blossom are sorely missed and yet it lingers in the heart.

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  6. She sounds like good seed. I got a good picture good feel from these 99 words.

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  8. Her memory blooms now in your heart. 💗

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