In the floral world, rosemary means remembrance. So, while this is not a flower most would think of including in a typical Mother’s Day bouquet, it is one that comes to mind for me as a former florist. It is especially meaningful now as we navigate Covid-19 stay at home orders and social distancing.
There are a number of moms that may be celebrating their day a little more simply than normal. There might be a little less pep in their step as they are unable to visit with older children who no longer live at home, or even their own mothers. And there are those who remember their mothers with fondness and tears as they navigate another Mother’s Day without them. It is for those moms, the ones that are missing their own moms today, that my thoughts are with today.
If I could, I would bring you flowers, but since I can’t I figured a virtual one will have to do. I am making a bouquet for all the moms I know, and even the ones I haven’t had the privilege of meeting yet. To all the step-moms, caregivers and moms to fur-babies, and especially to those who have lost a mom or mom figure in their lives, these flowers are for you. In remembrance of your loved one, I am starting with Rosemary as the greenery tucked in between the blooms, and will add:
Sweet Basil – for good wishes…
Morning Glory – for affection…
Yellow Tulips – so you always have sunshine in your smile…
and Zinnias – with loving thoughts of all absent friends.
I wish all Moms who see this message the happiest of Mother’s Days! Hope your day is filled with joy and your heart is filled with love. And the next time you smell rosemary, close your eyes and give that special someone that is no longer with you a virtual hug.
Much love, DA
For anyone interested in seeing some other floral meanings, you can check out this link to the Old Farmer’s Almanac website. https://www.almanac.com/content/flower-meanings-language-flowers
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