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Kay's Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—–For Kay.  You are now beautifully and perfectly whole.—–


After my sister, Kay, was murdered, my family accumulated gifts of angels.

 

We received porcelain figurines, backyard angels, rock angels, angel trinkets, cards with fluffy feathered wings, and angel Christmas tree ornaments.

They were lovely, comforting, and completely appropriate.

 

They were appreciated and exhibited.

 

Saint Shirley and I displayed several of these angels in Kay’s garden where we could sit, pray, & reminisce.

 

“Look, that big angel is from the Fagan family. Chester’s mommy gave us the cat angel with the collar. The round stained-glass stone was given by Tia.”

 

And so on…

 

It’s odd, but I began to observe some of the wings were cracked and chipped from my angels at home.

 

Were the cats knocking them from my shelves, or was the breeze blowing them over because of the open windows?

 

What the sam-hell was going on?

 

Why were my angel wings breaking off from their bodies?

 

One afternoon, I noticed the sister angel Kay had given me for my birthday was missing half her ceramic wing.

 

Yes, there it was lying on the wooden floor.

 

Just lying there bruised, broken, battered.

 

“Noooo!” I screamed. “Not the angel from Kay.  Shit, Shit, Shit!”

 

I super-glued the wing back on, but I could still distinguish the crack.

 

Two years later–

 

After the fog and wine and dreamlessness and sobbing and sharp claws, I had an epiphany about the wings.

 

Okay.

 

Okay, I finally understand.

 

The wings represent us, symbolize us.

 

You and I, dears.

 

How we are all broken in one way or another.

 

How we need to be superglued back together from time to time.

 

How we are left with cracks and scars and jaggedness.

 

And sometimes, we are sprawled out on the wooden floor unable get back up.

 

…but we do.

 

We do.

 

How we spend our entire lives desperately trying to become whole, polished, unstained.

 

How the fractures and imperfections make us into the human beings we were meant to become.

 

Empower us.   Give us hope.    Offer us purpose.  Help us find God.

 

How, in the end, we will recognize that we will never be completely whole—

 

But it doesn’t matter a damn.

 

Because we are still abundantly beautiful—

 

….. even in our brokenness.

 

—Dear,  Reader,  Did you know you are beautiful?    You.  Are.  xx


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  • Reply
    elizabeth
    January 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Dear Kim, Stunning piece. your words are just so beautiful and i love the story about the broken wings. We are all beautiful and thanks for the reminder. xoxox
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    vanita
    January 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    i have a few scars of my own, one on my face specifically, that has healed and faded over the years. Given to me by an abusive boyfriend when i was too young to be smart enough or brave enough to put him away and too scared to leave him. Eventually he left me, which was a godsend. But not so soon that I didn’t learn my lesson. Many people asked me over the years why I didn’t “get rid of it”. What they couldn’t understand was that even if the scar somehow vanished, by cream or surgery, that scar would still always be there. As a reminder. As a lesson in life. As a promise to myself to never let it happen again.

    i picked myself up and grew up to be a smarter stronger woman who’s raised her daughters to be smarter and braver then she ever was.

    hugs to you my lovely.
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    Kathy
    January 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Yes, yes, Kim. This is so true. And you express that truth so beautifully and eloquently. We are all perfectly imperfect creatures, in need a bit of superglue and mending. Thanks for sharing this fractured truth with us!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy
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      My Inner Chick
      February 5, 2014 at 5:51 am

      Kathy,
      I shall be mending and gluing the rest of my life! xx
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    Peony Girl
    January 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Beautifully written and so honestly and painfully true.

    Xx

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    LuAnn Skorich
    January 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Hi, Kim! This one really hits home for me. You’ve stated it perfectly, as usual… Broken, yet still beautiful. So true. Things I’ve done, things I’ve had to forgive myself for. Yet, still me. Flawed, but still worth it. Thanks for saying this. Love you! LuAnn

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    Tia
    January 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    You said it perfectly! I love you! oxoxoxo

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    Trish
    January 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Well said. One of my favorites. Thinking of you!

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    Joan Peterson
    January 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Lovely thoughts as always. Are you still curious as to how the wings got bruised or broken or doesn’t it really matter?
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      My Inner Chick
      February 6, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Joan,
      I was curious and ANGRY…

      but now I know it was a sign…a nudge…a kiss from Kay.

      Xx
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    Hotly Spiced
    January 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    It’s a really beautiful and serene looking garden. I love the angel story! It’s so true – we all need gluing back together from time to time xx
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      My Inner Chick
      February 6, 2014 at 5:48 am

      I shall be gluing myself back together the rest of my life, Charlie!! Xx
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    lisa thomson
    January 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Awww, I just love this! Once again, I have shivers. You are beautiful Kim.

    “We are still abundantly beautiful—
    …even in our brokenness”

    <3 Thank you, Kim.
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      My Inner Chick
      February 6, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Lisa,
      it’s comforting to know that other people are broken, too! xx
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    Liz
    January 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for accepting me, broken and all. Such comforting words.

    PS…the lack of snow and abundant sunshine in Kay’s garden is just what I needed today!!!
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    Jennifer Wolfe
    January 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    This is beautiful, Kim. So many women search for some unattainable perfection, never realizing that everything they need is right inside of them all along.

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    Charlene Ross
    January 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I hope you know that you are beautiful too, Kim. Inside and out. And you know (don’t you) how beautiful I find your words. I believe in messages. And I think that Kay has been sending you some. xoxo
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      My Inner Chick
      February 6, 2014 at 5:51 am

      And you are beautiful, Charlene.

      Yes, Kay is w/ me. Always. Forever. Xx
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    Kim Gagnon
    January 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    My dearest Kimmy. What a beautiful smile as you sit in Kay’s beautiful garden. Your words are so true but as Kay we will be whole and perfect some day when we join her. You’ve come such a long way, through so much. I’m so proud of you. You are a strong person and a great inspiration ! I love you very much!!! K

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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Kimmy,
      and I love you, too. Thank you for being part of Kay’s garden. Xx
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    Debi
    January 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Oh. Thank you. You are beautiful too, Dear One. And so is that lovely garden of Kay’s. Xo
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    Beth Teliho
    January 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I LOVE the precious photo of you sitting in Kay’s garden. This post was poignant and beautiful, but most of all it was so true. You’re such an amazing writer. I got chills at the last line.
    MAD LOVE XOXO
    p.s. I wrote about post on another blog. A tough one. The title is Imperfectly Perfect. Your post was very timely for me. Read if you like. http://www.theinsomniacsdream.com/
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    January 29, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Beautiful post. To me, when God heals, you are whole again with wisdom added on that wasn’t there before (sort of like scars, only good). I love Kay’s Garden and someday I am going to come visit in person and you are going to tell me Kay stories from the garden. I luff yew so much. So much.
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    Mike
    January 30, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I absolutely love the photo, Kim! I got both smile and a huge lump of melancholy emotion looking at it . Two things that really hit it for me here were you sharing, “How we need to be superglued back together from time to time. How we are left with cracks and scars and jaggedness.” That soooo resonates here, our dear loved friend! Many Xxx’s from us 🙂
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Dear, Mike,

      Sometimes it’s okay to just “BE” rather than assume we are not enough.

      LOve to you, sweets. Xx
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    TheKitchenLioness
    January 30, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Dear Kim, what a great picture of Kay´s wonderful garden! It looks beautiful with all those plants and the lovely angel fountain.
    I so enjoyed reading your amazing broken angel post today – just the kind of inspiration that I need today!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Take good care!
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    Rita @ The Crafty Expat
    January 30, 2014 at 3:36 am

    So true and so beautifully said. Thank you for your amazing words Kim.
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    debbie
    January 30, 2014 at 4:24 am

    You are beautiful and inspirational……
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    counti9ngducks
    January 30, 2014 at 4:44 am

    You and your family are certainly beautiful in a way which inspires admiration with all who meet them. We are all a bit broken I agree, but also believe that we can all help mend each other with love and tolerance. I always love your posts, and they always move me xx
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    Mandy - The Complete Book
    January 30, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Darling Kim, your epiphany is to very true! Thank you for reminding me we are not perfect and we need to be “super glued” every now and again.
    Love, love, love to you from a beautifully sunny and hot Sundays River,
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 9:40 am

      And love love love back to you from Super COLD Minnesota, dear. Xxx
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    lisa
    January 30, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Such a beautiful analogy, Kim, and one that I think is so very true.
    Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

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    Ellen M. Gregg
    January 30, 2014 at 7:09 am

    “How, in the end, we will recognize that we will never be completely whole—
    But it doesn’t matter a damn.
    Because we are still abundantly beautiful—
    ….. even in our brokenness.”

    In the holistic realm, whole is defined as in balance: dark and light; “good” and “bad”; strong and weak; unbroken and broken.

    When we’re whole, we’re limitless in spite of our limitations; we’re joyful in spite of our sorrow; we’re healthy in spite of our dis-ease.

    When we’re whole, I believe, we understand that the light and shadow of our human existence is impermanent, and that beyond it – deep within us – lies the pure essence we truly are; perfect in its imperfection.

    xoxoxo
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    ladyfi
    January 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

    So true – the cracks are there so the light can shine through.
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Lady Fi,

      Sometimes I see the light. Much more than I once did. Xxx
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    Jann
    January 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Gorgeous & moving words, Kim. And seeing your smile in Kay’s garden makes me happy. xxxxxxoooooo
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Jann,
      thank you for coming to Kay’s garden, sweets. Xxxxooo
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    Beverly
    January 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Thanks Kim,

    That is so true. I needed to read that today. I stupidly sent a Facebook to my old boss yesterday and even though her reply was kind, I’m now a little sad again and regretting my brokenness. You reminded me that I am broken for a reason. I just don’t know what that is yet…but, I will eventually.

    Love

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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Beverly,
      I love your honesty and voice. Xxx So sorry I can’t comment on your blog, but I read it! Xxxxx
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    A Cuban In London
    January 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Your post left me speechless. It was so beautiful and yet so painful. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.
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    Wild Child Mama
    January 30, 2014 at 11:21 am

    How we spend our entire lives desperately trying to become whole, polished, unstained.

    How the fractures and imperfections make us into the human beings we were meant to become.

    Empower us. Give us hope. Offer us purpose. Help us find God.

    Yes. Yes. And yes. These are the gifts I aspire to teach my children. In a world that sells perfection, we are made whole only in accepting every broken ass part of us. And that’s where the beauty is! Amen:). Amen

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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Dear K,
      and I love how you are taking your past to make a better future! WOW> u r amazing. Xxxx
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    Marie
    January 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Our beauty comes from our imperfections. True beauty is like raw food.
    Amen to your words and all our broken winds Kim.
    Much love from the other side of the world. xx
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    Gary
    January 30, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Gifts of angels. And the angelic, thoughtful words resonate within the powerful posting. Nobody shall break our wings just as we are beginning to fly.

    Hugs,

    Gary x
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Gary,
      you know what?

      After Kay was murdered, I assumed her wings were clipped, but not anymore…

      she is FLYING, FREE, Liberated.

      And I shall fly w/ her one day.

      Xxxx KISS
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    solidgoldcreativity
    January 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Kim, you keep stepping up and generating something in your writing that is extraordinary. The phrase about the two years, “After the fog and wine and dreamlessness and sobbing and sharp claws …” communicates itself with such power. You are a giant xxx
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    Monica
    January 30, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    First of all, Kim, I love the photo of you in Kay’s garden. It’s amazingly beautiful. But this post is so poetic. A lovely way to look at the broken wings. You are so beautiful, Kim. For who you are and for all you do!
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Monica,
      you know what?

      I feel the exact way about you. Xxx
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    Debbie
    January 31, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I love love love Kay’s Garden — what a beautiful, comforting place!
    I think being broken is just part of being human. After all, we won’t be “whole” again until we arrive in Heaven and meet God face to face.
    Well done, correlating the broken angel wings to humanity. That must have been quite an epiphany!
    YES, this is beautiful. YOU are beautiful!
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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

      I agree, Debbie.

      We need to learn how to live being broken and use this to empathize w/ others.

      Do you agree?

      Xxx
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    dad
    January 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Kim, through the years I have had many cracks in my life, in my body, and my soul. Super glue
    can only do so much, but Christ filled most of the cracks, but not all of them.
    It seems like when one is filled, another one appears. It just shows we are not perfect,
    or never will be, until we meet Christ.
    LOVE YOU
    DAD

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      My Inner Chick
      February 8, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Daddy,
      beautifully stated.

      Love you more than 11 black panthers in Kenya’s Kisumu. Xx

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    January 31, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    You are so wise Kim! I love the way that you think. Life is full of good and bad and how you handle and see it is so important. You’re an angel xxx
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    Annette Molitor
    January 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Well said Kim! Over time…

    Broken=Better

    Dark=Light

    Mistakes = Lesson Learned

    Weak=Strong

    And the list can go on and on.

    Hugs!! annette
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    Valentine Logar
    February 1, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I love you, I love you bunches and bunches. Cracks and angel wing feathers floating about and all that. I was reading this tears dripping down my face. I was thinking to myself, geesh why’d it take you so long?

    Much kiss, much hugs

    Val

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      My Inner Chick
      February 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      “Why did it take you so long?

      That made me smile. LOVE u. Xx
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    Patricia Scattergood
    February 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Chickie, this is a stunningly wonderful piece. The older I get the more I realize how beautiful we all are. And how broken we can become but always with the knowledge that we can dust ourselves off, patch ourselves up, and start over again. Thanks to you, we know how beautiful Kay is; and in the telling, you have shown us how beautiful you are. Love you xoxo

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      My Inner Chick
      February 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Sweet, Pat,
      I’ve missed you.
      and Yes, I like the idea of starting all over again… Xxx
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    Mary Stephenson
    February 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Kim

    We are broken and we hurt and we need mending. I understand the meaning of your post. Sometimes we are not so strong other times we can soar.

    Sadness comes and goes but somehow we hold it together because we need to. We have a purpose we must fulfill, but we may not understand what that is, so we keep striving towards what lies ahead on our journey.

    May we find peace with what we can’t control or fix.

    Mary
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    Chris Carter
    February 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Breathtaking… broken and beautiful we are. I love this message so so much… I love that you believe it, live it, breath it, soak in it…

    I can’t stop thinking about two (or six- who’s counting?) posts I wrote that resonate SO deeply with your gorgeous words… I just simply must share them with you!!

    Now that we are completely and thoroughly bonded. I am guessing you have figured out that I am CRAZY about you! But who wouldn’t be? Your words- ooze so much beauty, inspiration and raw reality. Just the kinda stuff I live for- truly.

    Here are the posts- please don’t feel pressure to read them- I just am compelled to share them because I know- I KNOW you will completely get them!!

    http://themomcafe.com/find-inspiration-in-your-eyes/

    http://themomcafe.com/devotional-diary-beautiful-psalm-139/
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    Manal The Go Go Girl
    February 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    What a beautiful piece Kim! I love your picture in Kay’s garden. I pray that you and your family find peace. Remember that Kay is your pefect Angel! Sending hugs your way.
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    Hilary
    February 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    you are amazing…

    What a beautiful and true post…

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    The Insomniac's Dream
    February 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I love this more than I am even able to put into words. As one of the broken ones who traverses life with all of my cracks and dings and chips, I love this so much.
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    Lady Jennie
    February 3, 2014 at 7:26 am

    This is just so powerful. I’m so glad I read it.

    And I love the picture of you in Kay’s garden.
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    jen
    February 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

    You blow me away!
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    CrayzRayeD
    February 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I find that when things like that happen to us that the person is trying to communicate something to us. Sometimes it is fairly obvious what they are saying and sometimes it takes a lot of pondering. Right after my mother in law passed we had several curious things happen. I like to think it was her way of telling us she was OK and to know she was finally at peace.
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    Aussa Lorens
    February 3, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Lovely words, Kim. Our imperfections definitely make us beautiful. I’ve seen and re-learned that many times over.
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    Sandra
    February 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    The garden is beautiful and I love coming here to learn from you. Thank you.

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    Maureen@Scoops of Joy
    February 5, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Oh your words are just so beautiful and powerful. Thank you for sharing it here 🙂
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    Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever
    February 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Kim! YES, YES, YES! this is exactly what I was looking for! xo
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      My Inner Chick
      February 9, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Jodi,
      I LOVE the idea of offering your something you were “Looking For.” Xxx
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    Charlotte
    February 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Awww, sweetie… your words, ever so beautiful and always so poignant. I love that you have a collection of angels to remember your sister by. And I love this memory garden in her honor. I imagine you can find lots of inspiration there.

    Love this. I’ve missed you. Wonderful to be back today. XOXO
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      My Inner Chick
      February 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Charlotte,
      I’ve missed you, too!! Xx Where have you been?
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    ed p
    February 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    yes, really, quite a piece, full of love and history, practical thinking and eternal truths. peace and love…
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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    February 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    A sweet and touching tribute to your dear sister, Kim. The garden looks really beautiful and you, once again, have inspired me, my dear friend.
    Have a peaceful and relaxing weekend!
    Angie
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      My Inner Chick
      February 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Angie,
      We just enlarged the garden, so now I can plant MORE stuff! Xx
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    Blond Duck
    February 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    What a gorgeous garden! That was so sweet of you!

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    Ameena
    February 9, 2014 at 10:20 am

    What an amazing parallel Kim…you are an fantastic writer – so insightful.

    And the garden is gorgeous!
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    Tina @ Girl with a New Life
    February 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    And you just summed up my first novel. My first message in a bottle.
    We can be broken and beautiful just the same.

    “Maybe in our own disconnected and wounded way, all we really ever have is one another.”

    — Alina, from Enchanted by Starlight
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    Kimberly
    February 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    She teaches you in mysterious ways Kim. She really does.
    There’s this saying that I’ve seen and correct me if I screw it up but it goes “Fall down seven times, get up eight”
    Life isn’t a smooth path and it will break us. But we are stronger than whatever punches us and knocks off our wings. Yes, the scars carry with us…We are our own history books in all of those imperfections.

    xoxo
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    Ms. CrankyPants
    February 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    What a tranquil garden; made me happy just to see it.

    Your words are remarkable! You inspire people to be so open – myself included – and that’s truly a gift. Thank you for writing from the heart. It’s lovely to read, and to see others’ heartfelt responses. XOXO
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