the second word that Carly ever said was, "Purple" as she pointed to the flowers on my Hosta plants.
Last year, Paul rototilled my daisy garden...which had pretty much been taken over by violets. I was so sick of the violets! No matter what you do, you can not get rid of them! We would pull some out, but they just multiplied. Which would have been fine, had they been growing elsewhere. But, I made the BIG mistake of planting a couple of clumps that my mom gave me, in my garden which was FULL of daisies. Learned my lesson the hard way. The violets over took my entire daisy garden.
Yesterday, as Paul came walking in from work, he hollered for me to come look at something. I found him standing in the spot that he rototilled last fall. The spot that is nothing more than yucky, bare, dirt.
And this is what we found..
Purple flowers that we did not plant. I promise you...I did NOT plant anything in the old daisy garden. The entire thing was rototilled about 3 times in the fall. It was nothing more than over turned dirt, once winter hit. But somehow, these flowers popped up this Spring. Could this be Carly, shining through once again? Click here and see the last signs that could only have been our girl shining through. At least, that's what we think. If you click on the above link, take notice of the purple flower in that collage of pictures. That morning glory plant was given to me by my mom..yes, she gives me lots of plants! Mom's morning glory plants were all pink. As you can see for yourselves, my morning glory-which was part of hers, bloomed PURPLE! Strange? Coincidence? Or Carly?
As I said above, Carly's second word that she ever said was PURPLE! The first color of a flower that she identified verbally. One of her two most favorite colors..the other being red!
Six days before our nightmare began. Before we lost the sweetest little girl ever. Carly had wanted new shoes. So, we headed to the mall. We first stopped for dinner at The Outback, where Carly ate all of Paul's shrimp. The girl loved her some shrimp! Then we hit the mall. Once we got to the mall, we asked her what color of shoes she wanted. Guess what she said??? Yep, she said, "Purple"! We looked high and low for purple shoes that night. We found nothing. Carly was not so happy. BUT, she eventually spotted a pair of white tennis shoes that had pink and grey stripes on them and those were the one's she picked. Those barely worn shoes, were buried with her.
A few weeks after we lost Carly, Ashleigh took me with her, to one of our Outlet Malls. She needed some running shoes and she didn't want to go alone..or she figured I needed to get out and about. You might know, I found a pair of purple Nike tennis shoes in Carly's size that day. I almost bought them. And so many times since, I wish I would have, so that I could have given my girl, the purple shoes that she wanted so badly.
** yesterdays post was kind of upsetting to me. For some reason my pic's wouldn't stay put. They were there one minute and then some disappeared later.. I hope this picture comes through okay**