Say it with Flowers
Joshua: I'm sorry about your Grandpa.
Alice: It's okay. We knew he was very ill.
Joshua: But he's not in the hospital.
Alice: That's because they can't help him. It's nicer for him to be at home.
Joshua: I'm sorry. I didn't know what to bring.
Alice: You didn't need to bring anything.
Joshua: I thought he wouldn't want things to eat.
Alice: No, he can't eat much now. He has to try to drink a lot.
Joshua: I feel awful. I don't know what to say or do. It's such a lovely day, I guess we should try and be happy.
Alice: Grandpa isn't sad. He loves the sunshine. In fact, he's in the garden now.
Joshua: He loves his garden so much, doesn't he?
Alice: Yes, he does. And there are so many flowers in bloom now, and the trees are beginning to blossom too.
Joshua: I know what we could do.
Joshua: Does he like flowers in his room?
Alice: Yes, he does.
Joshua: Well, we could pick some of the nicest and put them in a vase for him.
Alice: Yes, we could. He likes to see them grow in the garden, but these days he can't stay outside for long. It would be nice for him to have flowers by his bed.
Joshua: Let's ask him which ones he would like.
Alice: He'll want roses when they flower. But there are lots of daffodils and tulips. The tulips don't last very long but the daffodils will tell him it's spring.
Joshua: Perhaps this is the best time of year.
Alice: Perhaps it is. Snowdrops, violets, bluebells, crocuses, they all speak new life. Let's get the flowers and go and see him.
Joshua: Shall I find a vase?
Alice: Yes, and we can cut them in the kitchen.
Joshua: Come on then. The sun will be going down soon.
Alice: Then now is the best time of day. Let's go see your Grandpa.