A long time ago a family friend/mentor of ours told Josh and I that everyone has an order to their life and they get to choose what is at the top, second from the top, and so on.
We choose family and continue to do so (as if you couldn't tell from all the kid photos on this site!) But - that doesn't mean we can't do all the other things too - it just might take us a bit longer. HA
We all NEED connection, and flowers are a great way to be connected.
We connect with the sun, rain, soil and nature when we grow them. When we share them we connect with people.
When we remember them we connect with our MEMORIES and the memories we have with our moms, grandmas, aunts, dads - whoever it is for you.
When I think of my dad and flowers I remember my childhood Yellow Lab, Bogey and one time when my dad was weeding some yellow lillies my mom brought my dad a pina colada and placed it on the ground by him.
Before Dad had a chance to even drink it, Bogey bounced right over to it and tipped it over and lapped up as much of it as he could before we stopped him.
We LOVE sharing the flower love and showing those we love - love through flowers.
Time is a funny thing and most of us have preconceived notions about what we should or shouldn't be doing at various stages of our lives.
Sometimes, I honestly think we knew MORE when we were kids.
I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and I have awakened so many things just by trying something NEW (growing flowers) - but I am guessing that this works with many other things you learn as well!
YES I WANT TO BE NOTIFIED!
If you have always wanted to paint, but never have because life has always gotten in your way and now you have time on your hands but feel that it's too late to learn something new - this may be for you.