Happy Mother's Day
As mother’s day approaches, I am reminded of how our project Stems from the Heart came to be.
For over 15 years, my dear Mom volunteered at a senior’s home here in the city, and in that time, she had the privilege of getting to know many of the residence there and often there was a sense of sadness with some of the seniors she met, especially those that had no family or friends nearby. She began to think that there must be a way to bring them a little joy…..a little happiness. This is when she started to bring bouquets of flowers in, asking that they be distributed to those that needed them most. In talking with the coordinators at the senior’s home, they all agreed that small gesture brought many a smile to those that received the flowers. It made them happy to know that someone was thinking of them! Mom retired a couple of years ago from her volunteer job and we thought, there must be a way to continue what she had started! And so began – Stems from the Heart – it’s been over a year and a half now and thousands of bouquets have been distributed to many deserving woman and men….bringing them joy and happiness and many many smiles! Thanks Mom – for being a wonderful example of love and kindness!
To the many moms out there that continue to inspire us in whatever way – we thank you and wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day!