Yesterday was my mother’s birthday and after work I went out looking for flowers to take over to her house. As I looked at all of the arrangements, I found myself taking in all of the aromas: sweet, strong, delicate, and exotic. It was like walking through a garden filled with spectacular color schemes and scents. I usually purchase arrangements containing Iris’s to match her middle name, but there were none to be found. What was I going to do? I began to search for flowers that matched her personality and personal history.
Once I changed my search criteria, I began to look at the flowers with new eyes and could name a person for each arrangement. I finally decided on a floral arrangement containing “small moment” flowers from my mother’s life.
It was a perfect fit. When she received the flowers, not only did they bring my mother joy but we were all able to enjoy the stories behind each flower.