Thursday, May 22, 2008 by Michael
Hello friends... there's good news. Rachel's mom headed back home yesterday. Things are cool now! There's funny news for you, too! Rachel wanted us to be there with her when she brought home her mom. I planned to be there with flowers to welcome her home. I gave Christine the charge to bring flowers for her, because I was a bit busy. Christy and I have been friends for over a year and I know she handles things like this in very creative ways. This probably was another significant part of Christy's character that has attracted me more and more with the passage of time. I knew that she would come up with something fabulous for Rachel's mum. She did!
She brought a bunch of red roses for her! What better way could she make all of us so surprised and yet so confused? I was about to fall down with laughter but I resisted that... somehow! I pulled her a couple of yards away and whispered to tell her that red roses are given to someone who's special, and not for someone's mom. She smiled and said, "Yes Mike, that I know...". She whispered in the same tone as me. I was still confused and found myself doing nothing but staring at her to understand what actually she wanted to say. Someone special - Rachel's mum!
Well, the suspense was killing me. "Hey Folks... and here's something I learned from Houdini," she said and took out two beautiful stems of orchids that were hidden amidst the roses. She gave the flowers to Rachel's mom. It was really a pleasant surprise. But what was the rose bouquet for? Just be with me to know what she replied when I asked her about those.