What I gave Babu for Mother’s Day

I ordered seedlings from a community organization I love called Gardening the Community in Springfield, MA and after I went to pick them up I decided to place them all – 153 of them! – on Babu’s kitchen table to she could see them.  Then I waited for her to wake up from a nap so I could see her reaction.

I was able to catch her reaction of video and I’m so glad I did.  This is a memory to treasure and I can’t wait for her family to see this loveliness.

The most stunning part of all of this is the connections she made.  (I also love how she talks to the plants as if they are people!)  Now, Babu is 98 years old.  When she makes connections you have to submit to her wisdom and experience and just know that the things she says are connected, really do have a connection.

These veggies, herbs, and flowers made her think of her parents’ love.  How  she would call him “Yushu” and pet his head.

They made her think of brand new babies and miracles.

So am I to take from this that gardening is love?


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Well you did it. Made me cry on Mother’s Day. First time today. Brought back memories of sitting in my garden with Mom. Thanks for sharing Babu on video with us. She knows the meaning of miracles.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    Wow.. incredible. I hope you helped her plant them as well!


    1. Ha! I planted them. 😊


  3. lifelessons says:

    Does she live alone??


    1. No we live with her.


  4. Nicole says:

    sssiiiiggghhhhh. just amazing.

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  5. restlessjo says:

    I don’t know why it couldn’t be. What a joyful post x

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  6. Caity says:

    “You don’t look foreboding!” Hehe

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  7. mischaralle says:

    I was excited to see her and hear the lightness and joy and happiness in her voice after reading through the entries where you described her!

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    1. It’s exciting to me, too! Thanks so much.


  8. I had the happiness to live with an aunt her last 3 years, from 96 to 99. This moves me so much. God bless you both.

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    1. Oh! Thank you so much and yes, the relationship gives and gives! I’m so thankful for it!

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      1. It’s a bond for the rest of your life.


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