I would have never expected that my post about the memorial stone in my garden would spread about like wildfire. The stone was given to me after Amanda died by my BBB. It has been in my garden since and each time I saw it, I thought of Amanda. Having been away from my home and my garden for most of 2 months, I never noticed my front garden until a friend mentioned to me on the weekend that it was gone. I was #shocked, #surprised and #saddened that it wasn’t there for me to look at. Some might think, it’s only a stone. But it wasn’t. It was a piece of Amanda for me. Just like the small tree that we planted above the stone. A snowflake plant. Something memorable. Something that I would remember my daughter by. Did I expect the media to take hold of the story? Never in a million breaths. But some did. #CBC and #VanCityBuzz and #CoqNow and #CKNW. All thoughtful questions.
The stone is a piece of me that has been since there since Amanda’s death. When you lose a loved one, you hold on to certain things. The responses I received on my social media accounts have been heartwarming to hear. I am so lucky to have those out there that care.
If you should see one of these stones, please let me know where I can get another one. Or if you ‘borrowed’ it, please return it.
Thank you to all who showed their care and concern today.