Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I just had to tell this story because it is amazing! The kids and I are planning on planting a red rose bush in memory of Conner but haven't had time to pick one out with them all being in the hospital. So today I am at the hospital with them and I go to the cafeteria to get something to eat. The cafeteria was closed, but in the hallway, guess what they were selling...red rose bushes!! I couldn't believe it. I told the woman the story of Conner and how my kids with cf wanted to honor him and she handed me a rose bush. She said "I was planning on buying this one because it is so beautiful but I think you should have it." I thanked her and started to walk away. As I was getting on the elevator, I looked down at the rose bush and noticed it had 7 buds on it. I got tears in my eyes. The rose bush is now sitting on my dining room table waiting for my kids to come home from the hospital so we can plant it together. What a beautiful thing to happen today! I am in awe of how one little boy could inspire so much love. Conner's story has touched my soul and I will never be the same.