My Mother passed away 1 week ago today, so I thought this would be a good day for it.


I was going to send off an order anyway, but for some reason, doing it today seemed like a positive and cheerful thing to do.  It’s not that I particularly think of my Mother when planting a tree (although I will this time) but I do know that the work of planting and caring for them will help with all the stress that comes with losing someone you love.    Physical labor has a way of taking care of quite a few problems.

So, today I ordered trees.. and all the time,   God is good.


27 thoughts on “TODAY I ORDERED TREES

  1. dayphoto February 23, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Oh, I am so sorry! I understand the heavy loss of losing your Mom. My own sweet mother has been gone now for 15 years, but it seems like yesterday. My Daddy died just months before her. HUGS! My friend!!!


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  2. paws2smile February 23, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I’m sorry your mother has passed. 😦 Distraction can be such a good thing! Thinking of you! ((hug))

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  3. Kim Gorman February 23, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Planting a tree and tending to it lovingly is a beautiful way to honor your mother and remember her.

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    • Donkey Driver February 24, 2016 / 12:41 am

      Thank you. I think I will think of her especially when I plant the apricot trees. She used to pack us kids up and away we would go to pick apricots for jam. Fun memories. 😊


  4. Ann Coleman February 24, 2016 / 3:35 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Losing a mother is never easy. But what a beautiful way to honor the memory of your mother. Praying for you all…..

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  5. The Fun E Farm Blog February 24, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    One of my yearly spring traditions is to go and plant Petunias at my Mom’s gravesite. Which brings a smile as I clear the small copper sundial behind it. It marks where she once went out in the midnight hour to “plant” my stepfather’s constant companion right next to him, his Maltese, Freeway.

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  6. stephleo February 25, 2016 / 2:32 am

    So sorry for your loss! I love the idea of planting trees and thinking of your mom. Reminds me of “the circle of life” and how life continues. Prays and hugs to you and your family!!

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  7. Julie@frogpondfarm February 25, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Oh I’m so very sorry ..thinking of you and your family. I miss my Mum so much .. They are such special people .. Big hugs to you

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  8. ricelandmeadows February 25, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mom. It is a sad time and life is forever changed without her, but tell her stories, share your memories and let her live through you! … And your trees LOL

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    • Donkey Driver March 3, 2016 / 2:29 am

      Thank you Kay. I appreciate your comments and I appreciate you reading! 😊


  9. dianegates March 7, 2016 / 4:23 am

    My heart grieves with yours. Death is an enemy, God says it is. But He also says there is coming a day when death will be placed in the coffin and will be no more. You’ve read my blogs and I’m sure you know I’ve lost my mother, my father, and our 28 year old daughter…all within several years of each other. I’d love to tell you time heals all wounds, but it doesn’t. Only God comforts and heals, but there is always a scar. And that’s a good thing. Grief is the price we pay for loving someone. Please go to and click on Find A Group. You will find a GriefShare Support Group near you. It helped me so much. And yes, I plant trees and flowers in memory of people too. What better way to keep them alive and near you.

    Blessings, sweet friend.

    DiAne Gates


    • Donkey Driver March 8, 2016 / 2:38 am

      Thank you Diane. I appreciate it. I do know that my Mother is at peace for once in her life.


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