Flowers for Aimee

Bleeding Hearts ©Rhonda Adkins 2013-

Recently I read on Eliot’s Eats blog that fellow blogger Aimee, of Chapel Hill to Chickenville, has been going through some very difficult times.

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Aimee’s father had cancer, her father-in-law had an accident and now, one of the worst things imaginable to any parent has happened.

Her baby girl has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.

And my heart aches for her.

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When Eliot’s Eat suggested that we send out support for Aimee by sending her virtual flowers I wanted to participate.  I went around my garden and shot pictures of all my bleeding heart plants, because truly my heart bleeds for Aimee and what she is going through.

As I was photographing my flowers I caught this industrial little ant climbing out from the flower petals, he reminded me that even when our heart bleeds there is a way up and out: hope, positive thoughts and old fashioned ‘never give up-ness’.

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Although flowers can’t fix everything, knowing that people care, can bring a little ray of sunshine into an otherwise dismal situation.

Aimee all my positive thoughts are with you and your baby girl.

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4 Responses to Flowers for Aimee

  1. Judi B June 19, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    What a beautiful post!

  2. Debra June 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Thank you for doing this, Rhonda. I love the quote and that industrious ant you caught in film. I need to check caring bridge today and see how things are and will make sure Aimee is aware of your beautiful post. Simply beautiful flowers.

  3. Nusrat Azim June 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    How touchy ! How heart-melting !

    Loved every single inch of this post … words, pictures …everything.

  4. Kitchen Butterfly June 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    How hard. Thanks for sharing Rhonda. I pray Aimee finds comfort. The first quote speaks to my soul.