I am quite certain that last month’s April showers did indeed bring May flowers.
While I am not convinced we needed quite so much rain to achieve the lovely May flowers that have literally sprung up overnight, especially since many people have been displaced by the floods, I am thankful that out of the chaos, beauty grew. Side note: I was reading in the Grand Rapids Press about a little girl who gave her piggy bank money to those who assisted with the flooding. So sweet.
Growing up, May was my favorite month of the year. It probably had something to do with twirling around in pretty floral dresses and prancing around in shoes with big bows on them. May was also the month that my mom and I would walk around the gardens and point out all the new buds peaking out from the ground. This seems fitting since May is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day and luckily for me, there have been many birthdays of mine where I have shared the day with my mom.
Just yesterday, my mom and I were talking about flowers and she mentioned that all she wanted for Mother’s Day was a bouquet of lilacs from the garden at my house. I promise, my entire family is obsessed with flowers and this is clearly where I get it from. Growing up, my job would be gardening beside my dad, elbow-deep in dirt while my mom was off planting more bulbs in another part of the garden. Needless to say, our house was always full of flowers. Hence my mother requesting a lilac bouquet, a bush that she has a hard time growing with the wildlife and lack of sun at their house.
Fortunately for her, I will be bringing the flowers as well as a pretty container too.