Apples Will Grow Again

…Apple’s will grow again. The title of our father’s book. Xxoo
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As i walked up the hill early this morning and watched the sun shine it’s light on the world i thought of our beautiful dear father. It’s the third anniversary of his death today and we all miss him so much.
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I wanted to write a Love Letter about my father as the love he shared for my mother was immense. Their love for eachother was all encompassing. Their’s was the Love Story of my youth, their love story was what i knew love to be. Their love was built on kindness, thoughtfulness, faith, hard work, conversation and lots of laughs and no doubt some tears as well.
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Death is a certainty of living and one that is very difficult to bear sometimes. I think the reason it is so difficult is because we loved them so much and they impacted our lives. Da was a massive part of our lives. He was, as is our mother a teacher, our first teachers. They taught us to give, to love, to always be kind, to appreciate the gift of faith, to do what makes our hearts sing and to laugh. My nine siblings and i all try and take these lessons on board and live our lives in the way we were taught.
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Apples will Grow again is a collection of our father’s stories and peoms. It’s his legacy and one we are very proud of. Apple’s will grow again is also so apt at the moment….things will get better and there will be lessons learnt from all this. I am saddened for the families that have lost loved ones to the #coronavirus and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Thinking of you dear Da and thank you for the lessons you taught me and the gifts you shared. You are one of a kind and i was so blest to be one of your children. I love and miss you each day but also know you are definitely around, guiding me on my life journey. Each time i go into my art studio, i say to Da, ‘Good Morning’ and ask what i need to create today and then the journey starts. I am definitely being lead and that is where i find my peace.
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Biggest love to you all today and just keep that thought in mind…Apples Will Grow Again.
Love Steph xxoo
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