Dear Celebration Foundation,

I am writing to thank you all for the beautiful Memorial Garden!

Near the beginning of April, you placed a plaque honoring my dad. My dad passed away suddenly this past February. My folks had moved to Celebration in March of 2018 and were really enjoying living here. We are all devastated by the loss of my dad, but none more than my mom. When she saw the plaque, she was overcome. (They had been together nearly 65 years; starting out as high school sweethearts.)

The first thing she said was that the bench the plaque is near is exactly the spot where she and my dad used to sit when they were out walking. We now walk down there multiple times a week to sit under the shady tree and commune with my dad. It has been such a comfort.

A BIG thank you to the Garden Club, as well. There have been many occasions when we have been at the park and members of the Garden Club are weeding and trimming and turning the soil— a labor of love for certain.

And all the angels! My mom says it’s like they are watching over my dad (and it really is)!

The Memorial Garden is a hidden gem in Celebration. I thank you SO much for the joy and comfort is has brought to our family.

Jim and Pat Hyman