Reenie and I visited my father on April 6th (the day we Mormons believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead). He showed us this magnificent amaryllis and told us a wonderful story. My mother passed away in late November of 2013. This amaryllis had been in the kitchen window and Dad couldn’t bring himself to throw it away after her passing, even though he thought it had died when the flowers withered and the plant rotted away soon after Mom’s funeral. Fourteen months later, two stems burst from the dormant bulb, and ten showy blossoms crowned the resurrected flower. He felt as though Mom was reaching out from beyond the grave to comfort him, just the sort of thing she would do, and in just the sort of way she would do it. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!