Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Flowers and Some More Flowers

When my mother (and father too) had big milestone birthdays friends and relatives would come. It was not an option to have a party, people would come anyway. When they came, they would all bring flowers. On my mother's 70th birthday she received over 100 roses! If I remember right, the same was true on her 60th birthday as well. If I was not able to be at home for these birthdays, my mother would make sure that I received photographs in the mail. She loved flowers.

My sister-in-law Cindy remembered how I always talked about the amount of flowers that my mother would get on her birthday. So on Thursday night when my niece and her family (Cindy's daughter) walked into the restaurant where I was waiting for them, all five of them came carrying flowers! I wish I could have taken a picture at that moment. Cindy could not have dinner with me, but she wanted to make sure that I would get flowers on my birthday! I was so blessed!


The next day at work I was doing this and that in the morning when my dear friend Rindy walked in with a beautiful card and flowers!


I don't think Rindy had any idea how special it was that she gave me flowers! I am feeling so blessed!

I hope that these flowers have brightened your day (or evening) as well!

13 comments:

  1. Somehow, flowers make us smile. I've always loved taking a few in from the yard in the summer and bringing them home from the market - for no reason at all...I just, sometimes, buy them to make me smile!

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    1. Flowers and plants make me happy on any day!

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  2. There is nothing as beautiful as flowers on your birthday! Enjoy and happy birthday!

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  3. Oh flowers...they give a message that sometimes words cannot. It takes a "flower person" to hear that message. How wonderful your mom passed that talent on to you and that your family and friends are happy to give you so much joy.

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    1. Thanks Wanda! My relatives had listened!

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  4. So pretty! A little bit of Spring!

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    1. I am in big need of Spring! It came in the form of a bouquet!

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  5. That's such a wonderful tradition. I didn't have any connection to flowers until Tuvia came along. I'm so happy for our Friday bunches.

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    1. When these flowers are gone, I just might need to get new ones. Looking at the flowers makes me happy!

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  6. That is some wonderful tradition, Jaana - love the bursts of color in each bouquet.

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    1. The older I get, the more I love color!

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  7. I would have been crying in that restaurant! Beautiful flowers, beautiful gift, beautiful person!

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