This flower was one of several I chose to plant at my daughter’s

gravesite 25 years ago.

To me it symbolized a connection that lasts thru time, true and

undying love for a daughter whose life was taken way too soon.

Time passed; however, the ache of losing her still remains.

A parent’s nightmare!!

Germans coined the name of this flower and there’s a few myths

floating the hemisphere addressing its floral beauty.

One lovers’ myth, although quite sad, warmed my heart.

It read of two lovers walking the Danube River, spotting the bright

blue blossoms, the man’s desire to fetch some of these delicate

petite blue flowers with petals resembling the shape of a mouse’s ear

(cute tidbit of info) for the lady when suddenly swept up by the river.

As he was floating away at a distance he spoke the words to her

to ‘not forget him’.


If someone asked me why I was writing this post the honest answer

would be, “I have no idea“.

Today isn’t one of those special days, the more painful ones

experienced by a Mother who has lost a child.

Thinking to myself perhaps the answer lies in an event that transpired

earlier today.

This morn’s social media journey was different as I chose to bypass

articles on my homepage’s slideshow.

Rather I headed over here to WordPress and read some truly

inspirational posts – a great start to a sunny, blustery day.

Before I shut down I accessed Facebook to tend to the garden I created

11 years and 5 months ago in memory of my daughter known to some

as TuffiMcGuffi.

In recent weeks the Fairyland app had been under maintenance.

Today it wasn’t listed on the sidebar and I couldn’t find a way to

access it.


Another creation taken from me without warning.

Needless to say although I shut the computer off and figured I’d wait

awhile to check back, my mood changed dramatically.

6 thoughts on “Forget-Me-Nots

  1. Losing a child is the most difficult thing to bear for a parent. A loss that they can never forget till they live. I’ve seen it with my grandmother who couldn’t forget the loss of her daughter, my mom, at the age of 26!

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    1. Yes, my friend no parent should have to suffer such a loss. Only another who has experienced same fully understands. It saddened me to learn you lost your Mom at such a young age. Life certainly can be quite cruel for some of us. I often wish there were actual answers for all those ‘whys’.

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  2. I am sorry for your loss June. Forgetmenots are pretty and delicate, and on our walk through the estate, they flourish under the elderberry tree like a thick blue carpet. I always think of my Mum, not because they were her favourite flower, but because they decorated her 80th birthday cake that we’d arranged for her in 2002.

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