Rosa spp.Rosa is the Latin meaning for “a flower”.
When we think of a red rose, romantic love immediately comes to mind. But there are so many kinds of love - love of beauty, gardening, nature, family, life. When I posted this rose on Facebook recently, a friend shared this beautiful story, celebrating her mother-in-law’s love of roses. She gave me permission to share it. I hope it will touch your heart the way it did mine!
"The rose was Michael's Mom's favorite flower. She could grow them like magic. On the night she passed, we stopped on the way to the hospice and picked up a single red rosebud all wrapped in plastic from a gas station store. We unwrapped it and layed it on her chest. After the family left the room and the preparation to move her to the funeral home was done, they wheeled her out of the room past all of us. That bud had fully opened and the most beautiful red rose was laying on top of her. It was one of the most comforting signs of life I have ever seen. Thanks for this, Mikell"
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!