Norton’s Florist is proud to work in an industry that helps so many people during the most momentous times of their lives. We rely on flowers more than any other gift to offer our congratulations, express our love, cheer someone up, send our sympathies. It’s an emotional business we’re in, and we couldn’t be prouder to play a part in making so many important occasions meaningful for so many. Today, one of our customers is sharing her story about how flowers touched her life.
“The wall of flowers and plants on the altar and lining the vestibule of the church is one of my most vivid memories of my uncle’s funeral. He hadn’t been sick long, and he wasn’t old enough that his death was expected. He had lived in multiple cities and traveled all over the country for work, and the many people who were able to make the trip to Atlanta for his service made arrangements to be there in a rush. Nearly every pew in the church was full.
As we gathered for the service, we were all so touched by the outpouring of affection and appreciation from people all over the country, expressed in cards attached to plant and flower baskets that seemed to fill in to represent the people who couldn’t be there. And for some, card messages expressed what was too painful to say in person.
Reading the cards, along with my aunts and cousins, we gained a greater appreciation for how many lives John had touched and how fondly he would be remembered by people whom I’d never met. Those remembrances and condolences will always be cherished and appreciated by all who were there to gather in his honor that day.”
Flowers make a difference in the moment and long beyond it.