The Wisteria

Wisteria blooms in great abundance in the woods that border our yard in April. They are beautiful and purple. Kaitlyn and I always loved Wisteria. It blooms in April here in NC. In a short time however, only a week or two, the blooms are gone. Kaitlyn died in April when everything we have in our yard was blooming including the Wisteria. She loved it so much she wanted some pictures taken before she went to prom one year standing in front of them. She was 17 or 18 in this picture.

Here it is the very end of July and during my morning walk around my yard this morning I see a very few clumps of the beautiful blooming Wisteria exactly where she had her pictures taken. Only about 5 clumps, whereas in April my trees are full of the blooms.

I’m sure some Wisteria in this state get confused and have a few clumps that bloom during the end of July, but I’ve never seen this in the 26 years I have been living at this house and watching the Wisteria all these years.

Unusual, maybe. Something I’ve never seen, definitely. I like to think Kaitlyn had something to do with it. Hello Kaitlyn.


About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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8 Responses to The Wisteria

  1. karen says:

    Sounds like a sign to me. What a beautiful picture! Hugs for you.


  2. gatito2 says:

    I think so too Karen. Thank you.


  3. Marie says:

    Definitely sounds like she had something to do with it to me too 😉 Showing her love for you!


  4. gatito2 says:

    Thank you Marie.


  5. AnnetteM says:

    What a nice thing to happen. I love wisteria too, but have never seen it growing well in Aberdeen. I think it is too cold. A beautiful plant flowering for your beautiful child.


  6. gatito2 says:

    Thank you. I think so too,


  7. Nancy says:

    I think it is lovely that you are so open to the messages that Kaitlyn is sending you via nature :).

    When I was looking for your most recent posts, I accidentally typed in “August 2013”. Up came the pictures you had taken of her apartment. It was so sophisticated and striking! I enjoyed the dramatic colors and the Asian theme.

    I’m going to be aware of dragonflies today….




  8. gatito2 says:

    Thank you Nancy. The nature signs I get from Kaitlyn are so obvious they are hard to miss and have so much to do with her that I can’t help thinking they are from her to comfort me somehow. Though I don’t dream of her anymore.

    Kaitlyn had wonderful taste in every single thing. All of the ways she painted her walls and the different colors of her walls (she had 3 colors) was something I thought was a mistake when she told me what she was going to do. But once it was done and she had all her furniture in there, it was very obvious she knew what she was doing. She did all the painting by herself in her first apartment and did all the decorating. In her 2nd apartment her boyfriend at the time helped her paint.

    I hope you see some dragonflies!


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