In a life far, far away in another galaxy, I worked as a professional florist. I have done many a homecoming corsage, Valentine’s day roses, a few funerals, Mother’s day arrangements. [Once with the feedback that a son had told his mom an amount he spent on her flowers and that what she received certainly was not that value. A quick check on the order revealed that said son had dramatically inflated the amount he paid for his mom’s flowers. How do you tell a mother that her son is not only a liar, but really, really cheap?] I digress….
When iSissy3’s daughter announced that she was to be married on October 16, 2004, it took no time for the sissies to get a plan. iSissy 2 can look at a piece of fabric and have it cut and sewn into a couch cover while you are trying to figure out how many yards you need for an apron. And, although, I was no longer a working florist, I still craved the smell, color and creativity of floral arranging. I had learned through the years that these “life events” like weddings and funerals magnify family dynamics: if things are bad, with unresolved conflict, old hurts and different agendas, there is usually a little dust-up during the event. HOWEVER, if there is love, a minimum of “old stuff” and unresolved conflict, these events will draw a family closer, increase their desire to stay connected and unite them in profound ways. We desired and achieved the latter….
A beautiful wedding….now back in time