When we were dating my boyfriend (now husband) came by my dorm facility to pick me up to go out for a movie. I don’t remember it being a fantastically special occasion, but when I got to his vehicle (Jeep Cherokee), my seat was already occupied – by a HUGE teddy bear holding a dozen RED ROSES. It was the beginning of our “flower” adventure.
I would get flowers for no reason in my room, on my car, at work, in my classes, in all kinds of situations. And normally, because we were on college budgets, they were $0.89 carnations he had picked up at the grocery store near campus or wildflowers gathered ‘somewhere’, but there were worth $1Million to me!
Through our almost 3-year courtship, family and friends had obviously seen many occasions where Jeff sent me flowers for ‘no reason’. So, for my bridal shower, the hostess arranged for every guest who joined us to bring me a carnation and say “Jeff asked me to give this to you.” I had FLOWERS everywhere! Very romantic, very special!
And on our wedding day, we did not see each other until I walked down the isle, but in my dressing room was a single long-stemmed red rose and a loving note from my groom. Needless to say, I had to redo my make-up!
And having continued these ‘no reason’ as well as ‘special occasion’ flower gifts into our marriage, now my husband has also passed this ‘gift’ along to our young children. They find flowers several times a week to give to me – and if they don’t find a flower, they color one for me. They will also come up with great reasons to share flowers with those around us. It’s the most awesome thing to share!