Months after her husband Albert passed, Vivienne started receiving her favorite flowers every week. None of her children or grandchildren had sent them, so they set up a surveillance camera to find out who did. But the truth changed their entire family. Albert and Vivienne Harrison lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for most of their 55-year marriage. Albert died from natural causes at 86 years old, and she was heartbroken. But luckily, she had a big family to keep her company!
They had three children, six grandchildren, and their first great-grandchild was born just a few months before Albert died. Vivienne knew they had lived a long, happy life filled with love, so despite how much she missed Albert, her heart was at ease. She arrived home from Sunday church a few months later to find a bouquet of her favorite flowers on her doorway. “Oh, aren’t these the most wonderful roses?” Vivienne exclaimed as she picked them up.
She called her daughter, Miriam, who informed her that she had not sent them. Vivienne called both of her sons, but neither Andrew nor Blake returned her call. They all agreed to check with their children to see whether any of them had. However, no one in the family could find out who done it after a few phone calls. “I apologize, Mom. None of my children did. “However, Gina stated that she once saw a movie in which an elderly man directed a flower store to send flowers to his wife after his death,” Miriam explained.
“Do you believe your father did it?” Vivienne was perplexed. “I’m not sure, but I remember Dad usually getting you flowers from the same place.” “It can’t hurt to ask,” Miriam advised. So Vivienne contacted their favorite florist, but they didn’t have an order from Albert. She contacted Miriam again, but her daughter Gina was stumped. “All right, Mom. Perhaps a stranger sent a random bouquet. Simply enjoy them.”
Vivienne put the incident out of her mind for the remainder of the week and went about her business. When she arrived from church the next Sunday, another bouquet was waiting for her. “It’s strange, Miriam. “What if he’s a creep or one of those stalkers I’ve read about?” she pondered. “Mom, stop watching crime documentaries. That is not the case. “Just enjoy the flowers,” Miriam grumbled. Her mother shouldn’t be concerned about flowers, she thought. But the bouquets continued to arrive every Sunday, and Vivienne needed to know what was going on.
“All right, Grandma. This camera for your entrance door was purchased by me. “It records who comes to your door and such,” Hanna, Miriam’s other daughter, said when she came over to see her grandma. They waited to see what occurred when she installed the camera herself. On that Sunday, they noticed a strange man carrying a bouquet. He escaped after leaving them on her porch. “That’s strange, Grandma. “It’s a young man,” Hanna commented as she watched the video.
He did. The man came over every Sunday at the same time to deliver the flowers. Finally, Vivienne had enough and decided not to attend church to catch him. This time, Hanna and Andrew’s son, Jake, stayed with her just in case. “See? It’s weird. I told your mother this whole thing was odd, but she doesn’t think it’s a big deal,” Vivienne replied.
“I think he might just be a delivery man. I don’t think he’s the one sending the flowers, although he’s not wearing a uniform,” Hanna observed. “Let’s wait to see if he comes around again.”They were watching the live footage of the camera when the man showed up. Jake rushed to the door, opened it, and the man bolted. But Jake ran to catch him while Hanna stayed behind with Vivienne.
Jake caught him before the man could escape and brought him back to his grandmother’s house. “Who are you, young man? Why have you been delivering flowers here every week?” Vivienne asked sternly. “Mrs. Harrison, this is hard to explain. My name is Michael, and your husband was my grandfather,” the man began “What? Are you crazy, man? We know all our cousins. There’s no way,” Jake warned angrily.“I know it’s hard to take. From what I know, Grandpa Albert had an affair right before getting married. My grandmother didn’t know she was pregnant until months later.
Then she raised my mother alone. But I reached out to Grandpa a few years ago,” Michael stated.“We formed a nice bond. He told me about your family and wanted to introduce me to you guys. But the timing was never right. The last time I spoke to him, he said that if he passed, he hoped I would buy you flowers, as his apology for not telling you the truth sooner.”
“I can’t believe this,” Hanna whispered. Jake shook his head. But Vivienne knew that the boy was telling the truth. He looked just like Albert did when they got married. “You are the spitting image of my late husband. Do you think I could meet your grandmother?” Vivienne asked. She had a few questions for the woman. “I’m sorry. My Grandma and Mom died in a car accident when I was 20. That’s why I reached out to Grandpa. I didn’t have any family left,” Michael revealed.“Oh, my dear. I’m sorry. In that case, I’m glad that you got to meet Albert.
He was a family man through and through. This might be a shock to the rest of the family, but they will want to meet you,” Vivienne assured. The entire family was shocked to learn about Grandpa Albert’s affair, but they welcomed Michael at Vivienne’s insistence. They had a BQQ party where everyone got to meet him. Michael also introduced them to his wife and their toddler. “Mom, how can you be so calm about this?” Miriam asked her mother at the gathering.
“Oh, honey. Life is so short. If I had discovered this incident years ago, maybe I would’ve been mad. But now, I’m just glad to have more people to love. Also, he followed your father’s wishes to make me happy. That tells you the kind of man he is,” Vivienne shared. In the end, Michael formed a beautiful bond with most of his cousins, who were all around his age. It took a little longer for his aunt and uncles to accept him, but they did in the end.But most surprisingly, Michael had a soft spot for Vivienne. He continued to bring her flowers every Sunday, and the older woman invited him for tea every time.