I just had to take a few minutes to post because I just cannot let what happened today go by without sharing. Sometimes the gardening community shows how loving and kind it can really be.
As you read in my last post, our family suffered a tremendous loss recently. Both of my parents (who, if you follow me regularly, were featured here several times) lost the fight with covid in December and it has been challenging to come to terms with for our family.
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a gentleman named Mark. He is from England, but Tootsie Time was recently recommended to him to help him understand gardening in Canada.
Mark was touched by my post, and asked if he along with his Canadian counterparts could put together a box of seed packets for me to plant in honour of my mom and dad.
FIRST of all...I am HONORED that people in the UK even know I exist...much less that they consider me a good source of information!!! That is the highest flattery I could ever ask for!
SECOND of all...I am touched that he reached out to me and even offered such a beautiful gesture!
THIRD...The box of seeds that Mark and his colleagues here in Canada put together arrived today. I had just arrived home from checking on mom and dad's business and home. I was feeling a little down and this absolutely cheered me up.
Guys, I cannot even tell you how amazed I was when I opened this package.
My heart is SO full! There is a mix of herb, flower and vegetable seeds in this box...and it is FULL of all kinds of wonderful things!
I am just so touched that members of the garden community have reached out to me in such a generous and thoughtful way...THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart Mark and all the thoughtful people at Mr Fothergills in Canada and the UK!
I always have good results from their products. Knowing that the folks there are so kind makes this brand that much more of a favourite for me.
I look forward to finding the perfect spot, and planting something special in memory of my parents.
I don't know how to express what Mark's gesture meant to me, but I hope he can see how he touched my heart with his thoughtful gesture.
Until next time...Happy seed shopping!
Lead with a gentle heart...you never know the impact you might make.
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