Tears of Joy

When we planted our first annuals in our new garden in Chapel Hill, I was helped by my then four year old granddaughter Hannah. I wrote in Guess What’s in My Garden! about that event and the fun we had planting petunias and painting a post for a bird feeder.

Yesterday, with tears of joy in my eyes, I watched dear Hannah graduate from college. The time goes so fast…like a peony or an iris or a daffodil…but the lasting memories are there.

Garden memories and granddaughter memories are sweet.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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2 Responses to Tears of Joy

  1. Becky says:

    Oh my!!!…my granddaughter just turned 6 years old on Monday…I know what you mean about the time flying by so very fast. I’m pretty sure she was just born a few months a go! I’m not sure I’m ready for a college graduation just yet – but I’m sure it will be here before I know it.
    Granddaughter memories are indeed, very special and very sweet.
    Congratulations to her, and to you, her very proud Grandpa! 🙂


    • johnvic8 says:

      Becky, Very kind of you to comment. I still have two more granddaughters to make it through college (one just 5)…and four grandsons. They are a blessing.


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