Dewdrops formed like huge tears on the Lupine last spring.
I planted seeds from my former brother in law years ago.
Some years the Lupines are sparse but enough seeds have been spread in the soil over the years that we always have a few blooms.
I thanked him over and over again for the seeds…and when they bloom I think of him.
Our former brother in law lost his battle with multiple myeloma but gained his heavenly home late in the day on November 1st. Private services were held with his immediate family; his children and their spouses, grandsons, his brothers and his mother. His ashes will be spread next summer. He didn’t want a funeral.
Although he ceased being our brother in law about 20 years ago, we always considered him to be a relative. As a single father he was instrumental in raising the children that he and my sister shared. He was very proud of his children and grandsons.
I will miss his traveling adventures to far off lands…he always took photos of exotic flowers for me because he knew I enjoyed them. The last year since his diagnosis he ceased traveling except to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. His multiple myeloma was in remission but his doctors felt that he should have a stem cell transplant to be in permanent remission. As with many procedures there are risks…the transplant opened the door for a very rare agressive form of cancer to overtake him…there were only 28 cases of this kind of cancer in all of the United States….and he was one.
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”