Sometimes I wonder if I am normal, like the title says!! I get ideas to be a compassionate, caring, loving person, but then I wonder if the idea that I might have is "strange" or "odd" or just plain stupid!! Here is an example....I have a friend, who ten years ago lost his wife who was 31 years old due to breast cancer, he was 26. They had two boys aged 7 and 5 at the time. My friend is a little hard-nosed, rightfully so and once told me that he doesn't believe in going to the cemetery and hasn't been there since he buried his wife. I can't wrap my head around that one!! But that's just me, cause I want my kids to come and visit me there and tell me all their secrets!! I sometimes jog in this cemetery and her tombstone is right by the road and I have seen it numerous times. But one day, I stopped and noticed her birthday was coming up. Since I am alive and don't know how it feels to be in Heaven, perhaps she doesn't mind that no one seemingly visits her grave, I just can't imagine not being remembered on your birthday, alive or passed on. So, on the morning of her birthday, I cut some beautiful sunflowers that were blooming in my yard, along with some purple flowers and put them into a vase filled with water. On my way to work that day, I stopped in the cemetery and placed them on her tombstone. I quietly said a prayer, which included me saying that although I do not know her (met my friend long after she had passed) I am a mother and cannot imagine anything more painful than leaving this world and leaving behind my babies. I know she had no choice and fought a very courageous battle for two years trying to beat it. Later in the day, I heard from my friend informing me that he was hanging with his son, the youngest who just turned 15, THAT day, it was his birthday too. I didn't mention that I knew it was her birthday and he didn't say a word about it either. I have not said anything about the flowers and do not intend to, but I do intend on keeping some kind of flowers on her grave, simply because someone should visit her....shouldn't they??.... So, am I normal or just weird??... Wait maybe I don't want to know the answer to that one!!
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