This is our special cherry tree given to Maddie from her Grandpa Schasteen. It honors Maddie's Great Grandma Schasteen who passed away in 2004.
I only knew Grandma Schasteen for a few short years before she died, but what a treasure those years are. I am going to make sure Maddie knows how tasty Grandma Schasteen's food was...especially her cherry pie. I'm going to make sure she knows the pretty lavender that smells so lovely in our backyard was first planted by her hands. I'm going to make sure knows how big her heart was, that she loved to garden, she loved nature, and she loved all of us very much.
And as for Grandpa Hunter...well, his personality is so big this little post couldn't handle it! He taught me to enjoy life, put family first, and laugh...mostly at yourself! All things I hope to teach Maddie as well.
The ironic thing is Grandma Schasteen and Grandpa Hunter actually had a lot in common. They were both hard workers who loved their gardens passionately!
I think it's rare that we get to encounter amazing people like them and they are certainly worthy of being remembered. We planted a cherry tree to remember.
How do you remember your loved ones?