My mother-in-law Betty was turning 80. Seriously, what do you get someone who has everything?
We found a flower shop willing to make deliveries to her home every two hours on her birthday. Each bouquet of roses was delivered with an “original” poem from a family member.
Don’t let the poem part stress you out. They were simple. Like this one.
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
and We Love You Too!
The first two deliveries were a dozen roses. The next four deliveries were 14 roses each to equal 80. One was from my father-in-law, three from each of her children and their spouses, and the last two were from her grandchildren.
Her living room looked like a flower shop there were so many different colored roses everywhere!
Oops! Something I did not even think of but it worked out because she had visitors all day to celebrate her birthday!
Making all day flower deliveries is a unique idea for Mother’s Day too! Have them delivered by the florist or family on Saturday and when she wakes up on Mother’s Day with the sweet fragrance of flowers, she will instantly feel loved all over again!
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. – Stevie Wonder