Thursday, February 21, 2008

Arrange Beautiful Flowers For Me

I wonder why my wife suddenly woke me up at 3 this morning. She said she heard someone talking and wanted me to check it out. So I walked down the stairs still groggy and checked the locks and the garage. Everything seems normal, so I went back to bed.

At 5am she woke me up again. So I went down again and checked outside our gate. There had been times when our neighbors got burglarized. It all happened at dawn. Even my in-laws were not spared. But my efforts were fruitless. Had there been actual burglary, I wouldn't know what to do. I had no weapon with me.

So I went back to sleep again and woke up at around 8am. I hurried to work, kissed my wife goodbye, as she was still sound asleep.

I was my own self at my cubicle as usual, did my routines and what they called work. Then at around 10am my wife sent me a text message saying that auntie died. My wife is very close to her as she was the one who financed my wife's schooling. She's like her second mother. My wife could not hold her tears. I rushed to the hospital at lunch time and there saw auntie's smiling lifeless face, about to be brought to the morgue.

Then my wife turned to me with very red eyes. "You know what" she sobbed. "I dreamt of auntie that time I woke you up this morning. Beautiful flowers were all around us when I clearly heard her saying 'please arrange beautiful flowers for me'."

At this time of posting, my wife is arranging beautiful flowers for auntie's wake.

8 comments:

jho said...

condolence.

desfingers said...

condolence to you and to your wife. may your aunt rest in peace.

God bless always!

david.edward said...

condolence po..

ALiNe said...

Awww... I felt heavy, condolence!

Lazarus said...

but we're not sad. we'll see auntie in heaven someday. thanks for the kind words my friends.

welcome to my blog, aline!

Mari said...

sorry to hear that. condolence, too.

Panaderos said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my condolences.

lady cess said...

oh wow... i've heard of such stories about the departed who wanted their loved ones to know they have left. love is all around.