Mothering is a beautiful, sometime painful, and the most expansive role of life. To nurture a human being is a joy, but it is not without struggle. On the positive side of struggling, if we didn't face a battle we would never grow and open our heart to possibilities we thought were never possible. Remember today, and always, you are not a lone on your walk. The story of the bleeding heart flower can be found under "Mary's Attributes," in the book entitled Mary's Flowers - Gardens, Legends, and Meditations, by Vincenzina Krymow.