So I forgot last week to stop back by the flower shop, but I did so yesterday. I walked in and the young woman came out to the desk, offering to help me. I said, "I don't need flowers. I was here about 10 days ago and I think I spoke with you and your son about his tests?" Her face LIT up, and that's what it was all about.
I said, "I needed to know how the results were. I've been thinking a lot about you guys."
And her face fell. "No, he's still anemic. He still has to take iron supplements." I wanted to reach across the work counter and hug her. She looked so sad.
"Any news on the cancer?"
"No, they are planning a full blood scan soon to figure that out."
I told her how sorry I was that he still had to take iron. If you have taken iron, then you know why. I took it during one of my pregnancies, probably the first one.
I'm glad I went back. I just wish she'd had something better to tell me.
I also need to figure out how to go back when she's NOT there, and have them give her flowers. From her expression, I feel like she needed an unexpected pick-me-up.