A memory is a photograph taken by the heart...to make a special moment last forever...and of all the memory-pictures that happy times can bring, the best are those that families make together ~
~ Author unknown

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Mom's Treasures ~ Kalanchoe plant

Kalanchoe in red ~
Mom had the Kalanchoe plant in a variety of colors.  

It's been a while since I have had the time or opportunity to take photos or to post to many of my blogs. For the last two months, I have been slowly packing up my mom's three bedroom, two and a half bath, two story home and bringing it to my small three bedroom, two bath home. My living room was full of boxes, plants, bags of linens . . . couldn't even walk in there and things were (are) everywhere. Mom had a beautiful home with many heirlooms from Germany . . . some of which I would like to share here from time to time. 

Mom lived about an hour and forty-five minutes away from me so each trip would be an all day project.  One load was plants and flowers alone! I couldn't even bring them all to my home so several of her neighbors were pleased to inherit some of her wonderful plants along with a bit of her personal belongings. 

Her neighbors are missing her very much, as we all are . . . it's been difficult to pack and move her things . . . I am blessed and very fortunate to now be surrounded by many of her treasures. Slowly, I am getting settled again . . . it's been overwhelming and quite an emotional journey . . . as I packed and unpacked her personal belongings, I would recall our life and times together . . . some would bring smiles and others would bring tears but, all are beautiful memories to hold and to forever remember.   


  1. And sharing those memories is just what genealogy blogs are all about. Enjoy the journey, Gini!

  2. Yes they are, geneajourneys! Thank you.