Say It With Flowers

Today, my husband and I would have been 13 years married. I remember countless times how I would secretly wish for a big bouquet of flowers everytime we celebrate our anniversary or everytime I celebrate my birthday. Funny but for the longest time, he would shower me with wonderful gifts except that.

Don’t get me wrong, my husband is the sweetest and most thoughtful guy in the world but when it comes to big birthday or anniversary surprise, well he was an epic fail. In fact, I have a lot of funny tales of how I would go to great lengths just to let him know exactly what I want for our anniversary or birthday. Had I known beforehand that,  offer gifts and flowers services, I would have saved ourselves a lot of time and trouble getting me what I want (*wink*wink). As crazy as it may sound, most often I had to prod, insist, or demand to jumpstart him on the idea. For a while there, I went by the matra, you create your own happiness.

With my husband’s track record in the gift giving department, it is no wonder then that I didn’t expect anything other than the usual from him last year on my birthday. But this I have to say with a voice full of pride, love, and affection that, though it was my last birthday spent with him, it was, the happiest and most memorable one. For for all his shortcomings in the gift giving department, his one final act of love more than made up fo it. On the way to work during my birthday last year, while I was sleeping soundly in the car, unmindful and unknowing of what was to transpire, he passed by a flower shop and picked up the most beautiful boquet of long stemmed roses I have ever seen. For the first time, I woke up to a surprise that I didn’t coin myself. After more than a decade of marriage, he finally gifted me with the bouquet of roses that I’ve secretly been dreaming to receive from him since the start of our relationship. It was the first and apparently the last bouquet of flowers from him because three weeks after, he died.


But then, love moves in mysterious ways as I’ve later learned following his death.  And I believe that there really is some truth in the saying that love transcends because the few occassions when I wanted to feel his presence, he would send me a rose. Like on his 40th day of repose where I asked him in my prayer to send me one so I’ll know that he’s at peace with the Lord, our favorite little boy came up to me to give me this.


Or when I was feeling the blues on my birthday last August, an old friend of his sent this bouquet of roses because he dreamed of my husband the previous night and in his dream  he was asking him to buy me one, which he did without realizing that it was my birthday.


Some may call it coincidence but to me flowers will always be more than just a bunch of blooms. They will always remind me of the special love and connection I shared with my husband. Eversince my husband died, one of my happy places has been the flower shop. Though it was a long time coming, my husband did indulge my one special wish before he died.  I believe that  it is my turn now  to shower him with flowers.

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6 Comments on Say It With Flowers

  1. online flower delivery india
    January 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm (12 months ago)

    Wow Blance, you give me an excellent idea to stay with flowers as well as my customers. I am looking forward to reading more blogs like the same. Please keep up the good work.

    Cheers, Vicky

  2. Adina T
    November 20, 2016 at 12:07 am (1 year ago)

    May your husband rest in peace. Flowers do really touches the life of people.

  3. Dianne Sy
    October 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (1 year ago)

    I am very emotional while reading this article. Thanks for sharing this. Great post to read on. It reminds me of someone who passed away. Flowers do touches the life of people.

  4. Debbie
    April 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Several articles have been written on how flowers have an emotional impact , women have known this fact for years. I am glad you husband understood that fact as well

  5. Mega Papua
    December 19, 2013 at 11:39 am (4 years ago)

    nice,thanks for sharing,

  6. Bang Cukuf
    November 22, 2013 at 2:21 am (4 years ago)

    May your husband rest in peace, Blanca. I think I will send my wife a bouquet of rose too for our anniversary 🙂


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