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A LIFE IN BLOOM

Honoring Abigail’s Dream through a Charity Organization

By Naureen IkramPublished about a year ago 8 min read
A LIFE IN BLOOM
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Abigail was a single mother who lived with her two sons, Simon and Tim, in a small town. Despite the challenges of being a single parent, Abigail was determined to provide her children with the best life possible. She ran a florist shop in the town center and worked hard to make ends meet.

Every morning, Abigail would wake up early to prepare breakfast for her boys before sending them off to school. She would then head to her shop, where she would spend the day creating beautiful bouquets and arrangements for her customers. Abigail was known for her stunning floral designs and her warm, friendly personality.

After work, Abigail would rush to pick up her sons from school and take them to various extracurricular activities such as soccer practice or piano lessons. She made sure her boys were well-rounded and had opportunities to explore their interests.

Despite the daily hustle and bustle, Abigail always made time for her children. She would tuck them into bed each night and read them stories before they drifted off to sleep. Abigail cherished these moments with her boys and was grateful for the love and joy they brought to her life.

As Simon and Tim grew up, they both found their passion in different careers. Simon, the older one, decided to pursue a career in law and moved to the big city to attend law school. Tim, on the other hand, had a knack for technology and became a software engineer. He landed a job at a tech company in another state, and soon after, he moved away as well.

Abigail was proud of her son's accomplishments, but it was hard for her to see them leave. She had always been there for them, and now she had to adjust to life without them around. She continued to run her florist shop but found that she had more free time than she was used to.

As time passed, Simon and Tim became successful in their careers. Simon became a partner in a law firm, and Tim worked his way up to a leadership position in his company. However, despite their success, they both missed their mother dearly and would call her every day to check-in.

One day, Simon called Abigail with exciting news. His law firm was opening a new branch in their hometown, and he would be heading back to manage it. Abigail was overjoyed at the prospect of having her son back home. She couldn't wait to catch up on lost time and spend quality time with him.

Not long after, Tim also called with news of his own. His company was expanding, and they were opening a new office in their hometown as well. Tim would be transferred to the new office and moving back home.

Abigail couldn't believe her luck. Both her sons were coming back home, and she would have them close by once again. She eagerly awaited their arrival and prepared their childhood home for their return.

When Simon and Tim returned home, they were amazed at how beautiful their hometown had become. They were happy to be back and were grateful for the opportunity to spend more time with their mother.

Abigail was thrilled to have her sons back home and cherished the time they spent together.

Abigail was busy arranging a beautiful bouquet of roses when she heard the bell above the door jingle. She looked up to see a man walk into her shop. He was tall, with dark hair and piercing blue eyes.

"Good afternoon," Abigail greeted him with a warm smile. "How can I help you today?"

Benjamin looked around the shop, taking in the vibrant colors and fragrant scents. "Your shop is lovely," he said. "You have a real talent for floral design."

"Thank you," Abigail replied, feeling a flush of pleasure. "I've been in the business for many years now."

They struck up a conversation as Abigail helped Benjamin choose a bouquet of flowers for his girlfriend. They talked about their interests, their favorite flowers, and even their families. Abigail found herself enjoying the conversation and was surprised at how easy it was to talk to Benjamin.

As Benjamin paid for his purchase, he turned to Abigail and asked, "Would you like to have dinner with me sometime? I know a great Italian restaurant nearby."

Abigail was taken aback by the invitation, but she couldn't deny that she was intrigued by Benjamin. She smiled and replied, "That sounds lovely. I would like that."

From that moment on, Benjamin and Abigail began dating. They would often meet after Abigail's shop closed for the day and explore the town, trying new restaurants and taking long walks by the river. Benjamin was kind and thoughtful, and Abigail found herself falling for him more and more each day.

As their relationship deepened, Abigail realized that she had found someone who loved and supported her just as her sons did. Benjamin became an important part of her life, and she was grateful to have him by her side.

Abigail's birthday party was in full swing, and everyone was having a great time. Benjamin had arranged a surprise party for her, inviting all of her friends and family to celebrate her special day. Simon and Tim were thrilled to be there, and they couldn't have been happier for their mother.

As they enjoyed the delicious food and drinks, Abigail suddenly collapsed. Everyone gasped in shock as she fell to the ground. Benjamin and her sons immediately rushed to her side, checking her pulse and trying to wake her up.

"Mom, Mom, you okay?" Simon cried out, panic in his voice.

"Call an ambulance!" Tim shouted, pulling out his phone.

Benjamin quickly dialed 911, explaining the situation and giving them their location. The paramedics arrived within minutes, and Abigail was rushed to the hospital.

At the hospital, the doctors ran a series of tests on Abigail. They discovered that she had suffered a heart attack and would need surgery. Simon, Tim, and Benjamin were all by her side, holding her hand and praying for her recovery.

As they waited for news, Simon turned to Benjamin and said, "Thank you for organizing this party. I'm glad we were all here to help her."

Benjamin nodded in his eyes. "I just hope she's going to be okay," he said.

After a few hours, the doctor came out to speak with them. "The surgery was successful," he said, "but Abigail will need to rest and take it easy for a while."

Simon, Tim, and Benjamin were relieved to hear the good news. They all hugged each other, grateful that Abigail had pulled through. They knew that she had a long road to recovery, but they were determined to be there for her every step of the way.

As they left the hospital, Benjamin turned to Simon and Tim and said, "We need to take care of her. She's done so much for us, and now it's our turn to give back."

Simon and Tim nodded in agreement. They knew that they would always be there for their mother, no matter what. And with Benjamin by their side, they were confident that they could help her through this difficult time.

Abigail was discharged from the hospital a few days later, still weak but grateful to be alive. Her sons, Simon and Tim, had been taking turns staying with her at her home, making sure she was comfortable and had everything she needed.

One afternoon, Abigail called Simon and Tim to her room. "Boys, I have something important to tell you," she said, looking at them with a serious expression.

"What is it, Mom?" Simon asked concern in his voice.

Abigail took a deep breath before continuing. "I've been thinking a lot since the heart attack, and I realize that I need to make some changes. That's why I've decided to hand over my will to you both."

Simon and Tim looked at each other in surprise. "What do you mean, Mom?" Tim asked.

"I mean that I want to make sure that everything is taken care of in case something happens to me again," Abigail explained. "I've made a list of all my assets and properties, and I want to give them to you both."

Simon and Tim were touched by their mother's gesture. They knew how hard she had worked to build her flower shop business and how much she valued her independence. "Mom, we don't want to think about that," Simon said, his voice cracking. "You're going to be fine."

Abigail smiled at her sons, "I know I'll be fine, but I want to make sure that you both are taken care of. You've always been there for me, and now it's my turn to take care of you."

Simon and Tim hugged their mother, tears in their eyes. "Thank you, Mom," Tim said, his voice choked up. "We love you so much."

Abigail hugged them back tightly. "I love you both too. And I know that with you by my side, I can face anything that comes my way."

From that day on, Simon and Tim made sure that their mother was taken care of, just as she had taken care of them all those years. And Abigail knew that no matter what, her sons would always be there for her, just as she had always been there for them.

The passing of Abigail was a huge blow to her sons, Simon and Tim, as well as Benjamin, who had become a close family friend. They were all devastated by the loss but found comfort in each other's company.

In the days following Abigail's death, Simon, Tim, and Benjamin spent a lot of time reminiscing about their memories with her. They talked about how she had been a strong and independent woman who had worked hard to raise them on her own. They also talked about how much she loved her flower shop and how it had been her dream to build it from the ground up.

As they sat together in Abigail's flower shop, surrounded by her beautiful creations, they decided that they wanted to do something to honor her memory. That's when they came up with the idea of starting a charity organization in her name.

The Abigail Foundation was created to support single mothers who were struggling to raise their children on their own, just like Abigail had done. The foundation provided financial assistance, mentorship, and resources to help these women build a better life for themselves and their families.

Simon, Tim, and Benjamin worked tirelessly to get the foundation up and running. They organized fundraising events, reached out to donors and sponsors, and spread the word about their cause. And with each passing day, the foundation grew stronger and more successful, just like Abigail had always hoped.

As they worked together on the foundation, Simon, Tim, and Benjamin found a new sense of purpose in their lives. They knew that Abigail would be proud of the work they were doing and that her legacy would continue to live on through the Abigail Foundation.

And though they missed her dearly, they took comfort in knowing that her spirit was always with them, guiding them along the way.

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Naureen Ikram

I write fiction. my stories are filled with vivid characters and creative plotlines. My goal as a writer is to captivate and engage my readers, I want my readers to explore new worlds and new perspectives.

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