A couple of years ago, Dan and Alexander planted flowers in window boxes outside the kitchen bay window as a Mother’s Day gift. Those flowers lasted a season but we never replaced them. In addition to a few tomato plants, I decided I’d try to grow some flowers there again. While at at Home Depot on Wednesday, I shopped for flowers.
Originally, I thought I wanted to find an orange or yellow flower. I wanted/needed the flowers to be bright like Alexander since the flowers would be right outside his kitchen play area. I looked at many different flowers but found I kept getting drawn to purple flowers. I finally settled on purple (yellow-centered) violas which I planted after I got home.
Later that afternoon, I went to visit Alexander. Imagine my surprise when I noticed there were purple flowers sprouting around him. There were just a few flowers beginning to emerge but they were definitely purple. I just had to smile. Alexander drew me to choose the violas so we would be connected through our flowers.
I miss Alexander so much and wish he was here to give me a big hug.