Tuesday, August 21, 2007

She told him she would Love him forever...


Scott and I live on 40 acres. It has been in the family since Aunt Sara and Uncle Steve Chandler were in their 20's...This is their picture..They never could have any children because of an accident that injured Uncle Steve ....(believe me you don't want to know).They always Loved kids..They worked this farm..They truly lived off this land. They farmed cotton and corn. She loved flowers and roses and every year when I see flowers poke their little head out around where their home was ,I have to stop and wonder if she planted them. She died on this property at 103 years old. To say this land was good for her was an understatement..She out lived uncle Steve by 25 years...They were said to have an incredible love for each other. She told him she would love him forever.What must it have been like to live all those years without your true love? I know she could feel him all around her. The trees they planted together the land that he so passionately loved.. I just have to imagine what she did all those years without him..We went this year and put flowers on their grave from a tree that was one they planted together. She never did stop loving him. She never re-married..
I never got to meet Aunt Sara she died before I came into the family......but sometimes when I'm sitting out side I wonder if she looked out over this land and loved it as much as I do? When our youngest daughter was born we decided to name her after this precious couple... as a reminder of their love and our privilege to live out our lives where they started......... So may our little Chandler help keep your memories
alive and well.....and may we experience some of the love you two shared together on this property......

2 comments:

Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

HOW SWEET!!!!!

This is how it is for my grandparents. My grandmother has outlived my grandpa for almost 29 years! She still lives on their farm. I also think all of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have a responsibility to keep her there until it is no longer possible. When we visit there it is such a strange, yet wonderful feeling, because that land is a part of me (or am I a part of it?). It is hard for me to explain.

Thanks for sharing...now I'll sit here and think about it for a while.

amber said...

I love true stories like this! My grandparents still live on 200 acres that have been in the family for several generations... my granddad was born in the house they still live in today. I love visiting them because my roots go so deep into the land. I, too, love sitting out on the porch surrounded by old trees and flowers... imagining my great-grandma planting them. Its good to be tied to the past like this. It gives a person a sense of continuity.

Amber

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