My Brother’s Flower


My brother has been gone for over two years. In fact, it will be three years next March. Still seems like yesterday, at times. I have shared plants and flowers that were at his funeral. I now have one.

This Lily has really fought hard to die this entire year. After giving it a new place to sit and the perfect soil conditions, I sometimes think it is trying to tell me, I am tired, I want to die. Just remember what joy I have given you thus far.

Well it is for that reason alone, I fight back. Once again, I will win, even if for a short season. You see, I am like so many others who have lost loved ones. Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming and the dreadful thoughts of my brother not being here weigh heavy on my heart.

So I believe with all my heart, Alvin lets me know he is happy and thinking about me too. I receive his gift of one bloom on his plant. It is the same time each year. Thank-you brother. I love you too.

 

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4 thoughts on “My Brother’s Flower

  1. It’s all been okay so far, n I’m sure it’ll be so ahead.
    Your lily may or may not help you, am sorry if I’ve hurt your sentiments in any manner, but it is a thing of beauty, that never dies.
    Stay happy, enjoy the greener side of world.🙂

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