Roses for Paula

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I just received the following note from Isabel and it is so sweet that had to share it with you all:


Dear Sarah,

Twenty years ago my friend Pia Leiva planted a rose tree in her garden in Chimbarongo, in Chile, in memory of my daughter Paula. She gave me a graft and I planted it in my garden in California, where it grew into a healthy and lovely tree. Every year, when the first rose blooms, she dries the petals and sends them to me for my altar. Now it is autumn in Chile and her roses are dormant, but mine are coming out, so in every season there are pink roses for Paula somewhere in the world. Thank you, Pia…


5 Responses to Roses for Paula

  1. Valerie May 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Beautiful gesture and symbol of love that never dies….

  2. Paula Tejeda May 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    How beautiful indeed!

  3. Maribel May 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm #


  4. Vilma Cueto Calzon May 12, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Esa Rosa es como el espiritu de Paula, nunca muere, vuelve en otra forma para estar junto su madre.

  5. Claudia Shaw-Hirst June 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Ningún libro me ha conmovido como Paula. Ella vivirá eternamente, mi querida aunque desconocida, Isabel.

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