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The rose that wouldn't die

This rose just won't give up.

Amanda's rose that survived the winter without watering, food or attention.

Amanda Simpson's friend Donna gave us a potted rose plant during the winter. She brought it to the IWK Hospital on the day our son Gordon was born.

We've been going through some very difficult times since, and despite the water we gave and the winter sunshine, the rose plant appeared to die.

It was put outside to be out of the way and the intention was to eventually dispose of it when the weather improved.

It's been left without water, without food, without care and without attention.

Yet it has survived and endured, and this week, bloomed.

It's a reminder in our home that life has a way of struggling through, even when all odds are against it. And it can turn out beautiful.


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