Until death do us part

Whilst I was sitting discussing ribbon colours with a bride, a lady came in to buy flowers for her husband's funeral. He died 48 hours ago, and will be buried at a green burial site tomorrow.

"It must be dahlias, that's what we agreed"

She had nursed him everyday for 16 years. After she had left, the bride and I fought back a few tears and decided that getting the exact shade of ribbon didn't seem as important as it had done 15 minutes earlier.


KELLY said...

that's real love.
deeply touching.

Anonymous said...

life has a way of showing us things when we least expect it - I am sure the dalias will be perfect!