Early in the spring, I was cleaning the bedroom and open the blinds & what to my wondering eyes did appear? Two majestic 8 foot lilac bushes in full bloom! I ran outside, clipped some boughs and set out bouquets through out my home. I just knew that was a miracle planned just for me.
We always have known that we would be the children that took in our parents if the need ever arose. Several years went by and we needed to arrange for my mother-in-law to come live with us. We scrimped & saved to build an addition for mom. It's a lovely addition, complete with a living room, kitchenette, bedroom & bathroom.
My lovely lilac bushes...gone.
I grieved over my lilacs, yet I knew at this point in our journey that taking care of mom and her having her own little place was critical. More important than my majestic lilacs. She was with us for five years before she passed away.
Through out the ensuing years we've tried a couple of times to grow more lilacs in our yard with out any luck. This week, Mr. Perky was working on the farm and I was packing at home. Yes, I am still packing. He came home and asked me to come outside. There sitting on the porch...two lilac bushes.
Mr. Perky doesn't say he loves me in words, but a gesture like this...he remembered how important lilacs are to me & that is worth a million I love you's in my book.
I really pray that these lilac bushes of love thrive and grow to be majestic memory makers in our new home.