|Lucas trying to help|
|The best girl digger ever|
|Yellow, her favorite color|
Yesterday afternoon, the doorbell rang. "Hmmm," I thought, "who could that be?"
It was a man, in dirty clothes, baseball cap on, holding a piece of paper in hand.
"Are you Angela?", asked the man.
I was hesitant to answer yes, for I had no clue who this man was and why was he asking for me?
"Yes, I'm Angela."
"I have a tree for you. From...umm...Joc, umm, Josh, umm, Jock..."
"Yes! That's her name! She told me to tell you happy birthday."
I stood there right outside the front door in amazement. A tree? Only Jocelyn would know that's the greatest gift ever, next to plants for this girl!
And on the tree was tied a yellow ribbon. Yellow was always my mother's favorite color.
I immediately sent Jocelyn a text to thank her. She's busy student teaching in Lewiston, or I would have just called her. :)
I told her thank you and that there was a yellow ribbon tied to the trunk of the tree.
She knew. She knew it was Mom's favorite color. And she knew that this tree would be a remembrance of her. She was hoping I would plant it to always have her with me.
Can we say, "Drop to your knees and weep?" And I did just that.
Today is the big birthday for me. The big 3-4. We gathered as a family, some cut out short and went inside because it was too cold, and planted my tree in remembrance of her. It looks so great and I can't wait for it to bloom in the Spring. And I've decided to keep the yellow ribbon on the trunk.Thank you Jocelyn for the gift that I will always hold so dear. I will always think of her whenever I see it. And I will always remember what a wonderful friend I have in you!