A while back I ran a “Flowers are good for you” contest. In honor of a medical study that found having flowers around you lowers stress and improves health. I asked my blog readers to nominate someone they felt deserved a “pick-me-up” to receive an arrangement.
This is the e-mail I received from a wonderful daughter about her parents:
“I would like you to consider my parents for your flower giveaway.
My parents just celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this
past July. Through their 29 years of marriage they have
been through a lot. This past year has been one of their most difficult years.
After working for the same company for 27 years, my father found out his job was being eliminated. His only option was to drive to Stockton and work a shift Sunday overnight to Monday and another shift Wednesday overnight to Thursday. My mother has been so strong through my fathers lay off and job transfer but she still worries about him all the time. The two of them have been through so much this year, yet they have managed to still be there for each other. My fiancee and I are getting married next year and look up to them and their marriage. I think that a floral “pick-me-up” would show them that their are people out their that see how hard this year has been. I am so proud of what they have overcome this year and want them to know they can make it.”
This recession has been so hard on so many people. I wish all the best for Edwin and Robbie in the upcoming year.