In this location, there was a lawn, until two years ago.
For some years, a girl with Her book bag used to pass by this lawn to go to school.
On the 7th of January 2006 that girl left us... She was only 14.
After a short time a small garden started growing from that lawn.
Together with so many wonderful friends, we started excavating small pathways, building small hills with soil, planting trees and shrubs, placing stones...it was intended to be a gift to Her and also a way to thank the many people that demonstrated their closeness to our pain.
This is an oasis of peace and tranquility, where one can relax and concentrate on issues and emotions that we usually don't pay attention to, because we are so busy with everyday problems.
Flowers, trees, stones, music, fragrances have been carefully selected: we wanted to relive some moments we had together with Her, a sort of summary of a life too shortly liven, even so with unique intensity, that intensity that you can find in the homes where someone has a disease.
And as the building of the garden was progressing, we realized that it wasn't right to dedicate this place to one person only: the same gentle and reserved child wouldn't have done that.
So we decided to call it "THE GARDEN OF ANGELS", a small homage to all the children and parents who had the same destiny.
It was only when the works were terminating that we understood the real significance of the garden and we realized who the real designer of that location was:
the heart formed pathways represent the journey of life spent together with Her... a journey made of love;
in the countryside there's a love for animals, for nature and for simple things but also the gentleness of character, sweetness and timidness;
in the secret garden there's the wish to live, to play and above all there's the value of friendship, so important to Her as She deeply loved all Her friends that were with Her during the various stages of Her short life;
the mountain represents the tenacity, the suffering to reach a goal, the neccessary inner strength to overcome difficult moments such as a admitance to hospital or to withstand the many things She had to give up because of the disease;
and then there's the woods with its tranquility and it's peacfullness.... that peacfullness that now surrounds Her....
The child, accompanying us, has demonstrated that She is there and that one day we can re embrace eachother, re discovering the real significance of the word"happiness".
Perhaps this could sound like a fairy tale, but it's the pure and simple truth.
Here it is...."the garden of angels" that was wished for and designed by this child, to give all a message of love and hope!
The child's name is Sara....She has borrowed the smiles of the angels to donate them to all who loved Her!
Antonella and Valerio