Saturday, November 6, 2010

Each life that touches ours for good

R.I.P. Steve
200?-2010




We had a short life together. It seems like just yesterday I brought you home, a reminder of a wonderful vacation. Knowing cactus life span, you probably had a wonderful 10 to 15 years in your native Arizona before coming to live with me. But for some unknown reason, our time together was not meant to be and you were called home to that great desert in the sky.

I followed all the directions. I only watered you once, the month after you came to me, but you were already looking a little wilted after our first 3.5 weeks, so I also brought you to my office so you could get some more sun.

But it was all for naught.


And now, I must bid you a fond farewell. I will miss you. Thank you for blessing my life for as long as you could. I'm sorry I failed as a cactus mommy. Again.

Love always,
Amanda

5 comments:

thelittlebig said...

I'd like to send you my deep condolences along with my sincere apologies for letting out a small snort at the "Before" and "After" photo.

Giggles said...

Is it bad that I laughed at the second photo? I didn't know they could do that! That is amazing!

Steve lived a happy little cactus life. He will be missed.

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

The part that got me was: "I'm sorry I failed as a cactus mommy. Again."
That is totally, completely me. I have a total black thumb, and kill every houseplant I come in contact with. Even hardy ones. Like cacti.

AmandaStretch said...

No worries, I get the giggles about the this too. You are not bad people. :)

Madigan - So glad I'm not alone! I am death to plants.

Emily said...

Whoa! The after picture is crazy. I had no idea they did that either!