July 21, 2011

Love you for always, VA

Last week, we lost one of the finest humans ever.

Virginia G. Gentry, ill the past couple years, finally gets some much-deserved peace and rest.

I could say so much about my remarkable mother, but for now I'll just leave it at this poem that I wrote on the morn of her memorial service. Overheard my dad Sam tell a visitor about this pesky plant the night before.

Gardening and words were among my mom's many passions. She really, truly was something else. :)

Two Blooms

Fully formed, forest green

Four-year-old Peace Lily

Standing guard from its gracious front-porch perch

Four years old. Never bloomed.

Until Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

Two small, creamy blooms.

One for Sam.

One for God.

4 comments:

ultrarunnergirl said...

Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. I know she must have been a wonderful mother - she raised one amazing man.

Sabrina Moran said...

Bill, I'm sorry to hear about that. I'm praying for you, friend. She raised a wonderful son.

Casseday said...

Gentry, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she was one heck of a woman . . . just knowing her son proves that to me.
Your friend,
Adam

And Miles 2 Go said...

Thank you, my friends. Such kind, kind words.