This bouquet that I made today might have been one of the more meaningful bouquets I have made. I was contacted by a close acquaintance with the request of creating a small amount of florals for her big day. I found this odd as she asked about a month out, which is very contrary to her usually very prepared personality. As I continued to read her email she informed me that her father had unexpectedly fallen ill and that moving the wedding to a date closer was what she had chosen to do in the current situation. (of course there were some more details that I would like to keep private)
I was moved to tears as I could never imagine being in her shoes and to be so selfless in one of the more selfish moments there is, preparing a wedding. It was beautiful to be reminded that these are the moments that matter. NOW, not 8 months from now when she could have had her perfect wedding. But right now celebrating what is already perfect. The moments that are given to us are so precious, and endlessly valuable. Celebrating all moments even the ones that are not planned with grace and selflessness is what matters.