After she dies.

The girls and I have a little game that we always play. The girls grab silk flowers from the flower tower and pretend they have picked them for me. I always act surprised and say a huge thank you, and from my prior instructions, they always go and put them right back. They don’t know it, but I always think about how gracious my mom was whenever I did the same thing with her real geraniums. I often will also think of the little church song that I sang to my mom:

I often go walking in meadows of clover, And I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue. I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over; Dear mother, all flowers remind me of you. “

So, on with the funny story. We were at Wal-Mart yesterday. As I approached the craft section, I was trying to herd the girls in and said to Bella and Sophia that they needed to help me find a Mother’s Day gift for Grammy. (I already got something for my mom.)

Bella and Sophia are very obedient children and they love their Grammy and so they immediately began to look around for something to give her. Right as I said this we just happened to pass by the flower arrangements for Memorial Day. In answer to my plea for help with Grammy’s mother’s day gift. Sophia grabbed the one below and said: “Here mom, Grammy will love this.”

You should have seen the innocent bystanders face when she heard me reply, “Oh wow, Sophia, Grammy would love that, let’s wait and give it to her after she dies.”

Sophia got shy when I pulled the camera out. Here is Bella showing the flowers to me.


  1. Good shopping girls! Only I have to agree with your Mommy on this one… a bouquet of flowers is oK though. You girls are too cute!toodles, Sheila

  2. I got a chuckle out of this story. As I was reading and leading up to the end, I actually thought, “I’ll have to comment that at least they didn’t pick the cross shaped cheapy looking fake flower arrangement.” Then I really laughed when I saw the picture. My husband and I just saw them in Wal-Mart last week and we wondered about how there could there be much of a market for these. Your daughters are beautiful, btw!

  3. This story is SO cute and very funny! My mom would absolutely crack up if my kids picked out a floral cross like that for her!Love your girls — they are the sweetest!

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