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The Story of the Red Gerbera Daisy
By Lori J Richards
Saturday, April 28, 2012

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For Donna and Brian on the loss of their son Daniel. Story of a child in Heaven.

 Some where among the gold paved roads and flowing rivers, not far past the tree of life a small boy stands looking down on earth. A beautiful red daisy clutched in his chubby hand, he pulls it close to his nose and inhales. A flood of memories fill his mind. His tiny feet in the sand at the beach, Daddy giving him nose rubs, Mom singing the sunshine song. A lifetime of memories consume his heart with happiness, as he peeks down below the clouds of Heaven to try to catch a glimpse of those he left behind.

 

A mother sits in her garden, a beautiful red daisy in her loving hands. She inhales and the memories fill her mind. The many nights she kept watch over her son, the quite moments he spent in her arms that felt like the most heart felt conversation she ever had. She lifts her eyes upwards towards the clouds up to Heaven hoping to catch a glimpse of that which she has lost.

 

A father sits listening to beautiful music, picking at the petals of a red daisy he holds in his hand. He takes a deep breath and is filled with memories. Fixing his son's hair just right, swinging at the park, tickling all those sweet little squishy spots. He lifts his eyes towards Heaven, past the clouds and squints to try to catch a glimpse of that which he has lost.

 

The boy climbs high up into the tree of life, right to the very tip top. There, are the most perfect red daises he ever laid his eyes on. He picks a few, just as he did before, kisses them, and tosses them in the air, watching them fall beneath the clouds. With a voice more beautiful than any of the angels he speaks. "For you Mommy and Daddy. Smell them and remember me, know that when its your time, when it is God's will that we reunite, I'll be here waiting, but until then dry your tears, and watch for the flowers I send and know that I love you"


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/28/2012
A great story, very well told I look forward to reading more and welcome to AD!!!
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/28/2012
Lori, this is absolutely beautiful, in image and in words. Thank you. Well done. And welcome to AD. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/28/2012
Beautiful story, Lori; welcome to Authorsden! So glad you are here! Hope to read more of your writing; you are very good! Very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D X0X0X0




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