Bouquets For Mom

Last Wednesday, late in the afternoon, Luzma came back for a second visit.  This time she brought John and vases of roses – because she said the house should be filled with roses for Mom.  So she brought:


Red Roses for the mantle


Peach roses for the record cabinet


Small roses for the buffet


Daisies and balloon for the dining table.


Luzma is really upset about Mom’s passing


Mom was there for her in some very scary times; then Luzma and John wrapped in family while she was alone for 2 years.


I love the butterfly in each bouquet.


Delores brought a lovely azalea that day – Mom would have enjoyed the flowers, though she had difficultly giving the gift of receiving.


It is lovely to see the roses slowly opening up; as if they know how much Mom loved roses


There is something heartwarming to see the roses opening and spreading their joy


It is very comforting to look around the room and see all the lovely flowers surrounding us.

Thank You to all who knew Mom and loved her.  She had no idea how many people thought how sweet, warm, welcoming, caring, funny and loving she always was with other people.  Judy at the adult family home thought she was a darling, the others in the home loved her; Sherry, the receptionist at the Center  said Mom was a hoot.  She was different with other people and I had trouble seeing that side.


This is the Mom I remember – an amazing woman, a wonderful wife, and a great Mom.  This was her 90th birthday with her friends and daughters to celebrate with her.


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2 Responses to “Bouquets For Mom”

  1. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    I remember that birthday party! It was such a happy day.

    How lovely, to get all those flowers. Your mom would have been so pleased, Liz, to know she was so well thought of.

    love, Char

    • Lee Kaplanian Says:

      She loved flowers and especially her rose garden. Luzma remembers Mom taking care of her roses and how beautiful they were. I am happy to say the roses are thriving in a loving home.

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