Dad had talked about going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the Japanese cherry blossom trees since all the way back in February. We thought the Cherry Blossom Festival was March 27 and 28th for a good while, but then understood it was April 27th and 28th.
Well, yesterday was the 28th, and we went, and it was one of those great father + daughter day trips that dad surprises us with sometimes. (One back in Feb 2012.)
The weather was fine, the plants were plentiful, and I truly realized that they heal me. I found a few favorites that will make up pots around my future home for sure.
I walked around and admired nature and thought of which plants my nana and grandma would like. When I went into the Bonsai Museum, I had to fight back tears. It made me think of him and when I bought him that Valentine's Day bonsai tree a few years back. I thought of him the whole day, actually. I thought of how much he would've loved it, and how awesome it would be if I came with his mother and father, too. I even imagined visiting with our potential kid, and setting up picnic blankets, and asking friends with their families to join us. Why does my brain go there?
It was a lovely Sunday morning. I will be going back, although I don't know when. I'm grateful for this past weekend, and not so ready to start a new week, but here we go.
God bless & enjoy your Monday, all!