the last orchid

The day after I got my breast cancer diagnosis, I was given a beautiful orchid plant by the Brandley family. It was loaded with blooms, and a breast cancer necklace was hanging from the stem. I set the plant on my kitchen counter so I could enjoy it multiple times a day.  The orchids thrived for a month and a half, and then one by one the flowers began to fade and wither.  I suddenly became aware of the timing, and I hoped that the last orchid would grace me with its presence until I completed my radiation treatments.  It did, and dropped off the stem the next day.

. . . and so it is

3 thoughts on “the last orchid

  1. Pat Carney-Dalton says:

    Hi Debbie, I am so happy to hear you have competed the treatments! Your outlook and photography continue to be beautiful. I will be back in the area in December and hope to see you. Fondly, Pat

    Sent from my iPad

  2. kyleann says:

    The power of the energy in the universe is amazing.

  3. Fran says:

    What a beautiful photo and story! May all those healing powers continue.

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