Apr 30, 2008

Daddy's Violets

30 Days 30 Photos - Day 30

When I was 17 I married my sweetheart. I was the first child in my family to marry. My dad and I have always been close, and he taught me to love and respect nature and all of Gods creations. My dad walked me down the isle of my big church wedding and then he and Mom sent me off on my honeymoon. When my new husband and I bought a house and I moved away from my home town for the first time it was difficult for both Dad and I. I will never forget my wonderful father crawling around his backyard, digging up little purple violets for me to take with me, to plant in my own new yard as a reminder of home. Dad knew I had always loved the sweet little violets. One of the first things I did in my own yard was to plant those violets. They still grow and thrive in my gardens, even spilling out into the grass, just like they did when Daddy retrieved them for me. I never see the violets blooming sweetly in my yard that I don't think of my precious father and his love for me.

7 comments:

ceekay said...

you have such a romantic life Kathy...I love the violet story....that is so precious

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Kathy, that was a sweet story on the violets! What a special reminder of your dad! :) Your post of sweet tea was good, too! I started to do the same thing, because we only drink sweet tea around here and not hot tea! Your recipes sounded delicious!

~Rhonda :)

Bonita said...

What a sweet memory. I'll think of you and your father when I see the violets in my yard. I have to admit, though, that I didn't know what those cute purple flowers were in my yard until a friend told me recently. They look just like yours.

Kelli said...

What a precious story and the violets are a wonderful reminder of your dad!
~Kelli

Linda said...

How wonderful to still have your Daddy's violets after all these years!

Melanie said...

What a sweet post! Sounds like you've got one special father.

Betty said...

Kathy,
What a precious reminder of a thoughtful, loving Dad.....

God bless...Betty