February 26, 2013

The Best Part Of This Job...

What is the best part of being a florist... Oh, some say because we get to play in flowers or work with brides but it's hard to pin-point an exact favorite portion of this job. We do get to play with flowers but the best part is being a part of life's stories. 
An example of a recent story was on Valentine's Day a friend of Lisa Foster Floral Design sent his wife flowers. Lisa told the designer that this man was very ill and this was possibly the last flowers he would ever send his wife, so make sure to make the arrangement extra special. Taking that into consideration the floral designer made the arrangement extra beautiful. A week later we were saddened to hear that this man had lost his battle with cancer. His lovely wife told us sweet stories of their life together and the last moments they shared together. She also shared as she watched him leave this Earth and join Jesus as a healed whole man. We were able to do the florals for his funeral. Making a sad moment beautiful is part of our life as florists. 
Often times we do florals for weddings and a few years later we send flowers to the hospital in celebration of new life.  The sweet newness of life that surrounds a happy couple and their new baby. 
Another wedding we are helping to pull together is a couple that is precious. They met, fell in love and throughout the life of their relationship we've gotten to send flowers to the bride to-be. The groom is kind and is obviously head-over-heels in love with her (and yes we were there for the first "I love you"). Now we get to do the flowers for their wedding and all of the designers are going to fight over who gets to make the bouquet.  
Being a part of the human experience is the best part of this job. We get to celebrate birthdays, graduations, prom, weddings, funerals, births, dinner parties and bar mitzvahs. Every part of life that involves celebration we get to be a small part of. It helps put things in perspective sometimes to remember the small part we play. What a beautiful responsibility we have...

A Pop of Purple

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