Monday, September 19, 2011

the time in between...

the time in between the sunshine...
the time in between summer and fall...
the time in between Earth and Heaven...
the time in between birth and death...
the time in between until we meet again...

today is my father-in-law's birthday...
his second in Heaven...
our second without him...
he would have been 89...
the gate was his...
the flag was his...
flown in his honor for his service in WWII...
it will be retired this year to the VFW post here in town...
I named my blog after that gate...
because for so long...
it opened into the most beautiful back yard...
full of tulips, daffodils, lilacs, roses, sweet peas...
and an old tire swing...
he was a gardener, a photographer, a minister...
and he is so missed...
especially today...
the time in between when we meet again...

5 comments:

Suzann said...

What a beautiful place you have.
Thanks for sharing!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Glad you shared all that with us. Glad you had such a special father in law.......

Jettie said...

Close your eyes and remember his garden, and him there. He's waiting to see you again, one of these days, too.

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post. I can tell just how much you loved that man and how much you miss him. He will be waiting to welcome you into his Heavenly garden someday! Blessings-I'm sure today will be a nostalgic one for you- xo Diana

Lori Lynn said...

I just love looking at your yard pics. It looks so serene cool and inviting. In fact, I have one of your pics as my wallpaper!! Maybe I should take a vacation and come visit next summer! LOL!

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