The Bench


A Very Special Bench

Bench defined by a dictionary is a long seat for several people, typically made of wood or stone. Benches are found in parks where people sit with their arms wrapped around each other to admire nature, watch the sunsets, and the sunrises. Benches are found along hiking trails where weary hikers can sit, rest their feet, and eat their lunch. Benches are found in playgrounds were parents sit and wait patiently for their little ones to finish playing. Friendships are made with other parents while sitting on benches.

This bench is a very special bench. It sits in front of a garden on the side of the rec room next to the place where my husband spent most of his last thirty years working. This bench was dedicated to him by the people he worked and associated with. These are the people who comforted, prayed, and helped us in every way possible when he passed away. This act of kindness will never be forgotten.  This bench is very special.