Answering my call on the Friday before Mother's Day, the florist informed me that they had no "product" in the store to make a corsage with. Oh, the joys of living in a small coastal town!
Apparently, after all the orders for the high school prom the previous weekend, she had not ordered enough flowers to make even one more simple wrist corsage.
But my disappointment soon turned delight when I remembered I had saved the wrist band of my mother's last corsage! Taking a rose bud from the bargain bouquet that my husband gave me, and using double stick tape, I fashioned a one-day corsage that had more meaning than anything we could have purchased!
Just nine weeks before Mom stepped out of her earth suit and into Heaven, I had hosted her 75th Birthday Gala. She wore this wrist corsage"bracelet" with joy. Now I have a new tradition...wearing her wrist corsage on a day that honors mothers. A precious way to bring her memory into sharper focus! What a blessing!