We always have a family get together, and have a special dinner.
Two years ago, around this time, I was receovering from donating one of my kidneys to my wife's mother (single incision method), and grandma bought 4 red rose bush plants to plant in our back yard. She said that each year that passes and for each bloom that presents itself, is the love and appreciation she feels, and when she passes she wants me to look at the rose bush and remember.
I was overcome with emotion and did not know what to say...
After losing 40+ unwanted lbs: