The tree we planted in memory of my granddad in 2010 is in full bloom, and it’s beautiful!
It has grown quite a bit since we first planted it, and other than losing its top branch in a heavy snowfall, it has lead a pretty easy life.
I’m sharing this photo of the Dogwood today not only because it’s in bloom but because it reminds me of the love of family. We have a relatively small but very close-knit family, and I have reminders around me of each of my loved ones.
Not farm related, but Dad is having surgery this morning to remove the tumor on his colon. It has shrunk with chemotherapy, but the surgery will still be hard on him. While we wait, the three Morgan women will huddle together, try to keep our spirits up, and wait for Dad to wake up. We each place our faith in God, or doctors, or the power of positive thinking…or all three. Please get better soon, Dad. We love you!!
*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**