Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gardening as a Gift

I haven't posted on this blog since March 20th. I'm not sure when I will sit down and do a regular post, but I wanted to check in and let you know why I've been gone, and why I may not post too often.

In January my dad was diagnosed with Leukemia. He is my #1 reader, so I've never mentioned it here, because it's personal. Last week he was admitted to a hospital in Portland, where he stayed for 5 days. Tuesday he was moved to a rehab facility here in Vancouver, WA.

All I can say is that if you've been in this situation, you understand.

If you haven't it's hard to comprehend the emotional, exhausting, and very frustrating roller coaster ride he and my family are on. Any family would struggle with illness, insurance benefits, advocating for a loved one, and let me be frank, dealing with family members you don't even like. But, we are a step-family and that just adds another dimension to it all.

Yesterday I thought I'd try to write a post, opened Blogger and discovered a message from someone on 3/21 (2 weeks ago). She was contacting people who follow Granny's Family Garden blog. Recently "Granny" announced that she had cancer, and wasn't sure she'd continue with her blog or garden. Several people rallied together and came up with "Gardening for Granny". People who follow her blog wanted to give her something back and came up with the idea to share inspiring gardens with her.

I invite you to read the post and join if you like. Just click on the link above or the image in my sidebar. Please share the button on your own page. 

If you'd like to follow "Granny's" blog you can find it here:

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to the blog written by the artist who made the great "Gardening for Granny" image above. Tammy explains more about Granny in this post: