FTD FLOWERS PROVIDED ME A BOUQUET FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PIECE.
THE OPINIONS ARE MINE.
As women we don’t do enough celebrating of each other. Girlfriends are who we lean on, who we count on for support and advice, who we look to when life throws us curveballs and we need the gentle reminder that we can get through it. Together.
When FTD Flowers recently contacted me about a campaign they were launching, #ILookToHer, I knew exactly who I’d be presenting the sweet gift of gorgeous blooms to – my dear friend and business partner, Anne Marie.
I met Anne Marie two and a half years ago and don’t even want to think about what life would be like if we wouldn’t have been introduced by a mutual friend (thank you, Kiran!). From the moment we met, we became instant friends. Our dedication to mental health awareness enabled us to co-found a non-profit organization which helps people to share their stories of overcoming mental illness through artistic means: poetry, original music and essays, live on stage.
Anne Marie has the warmest smile, such a kind heart, and a drive to make things happen through hard work and dedication. She’s a loving wife to Steve, and has three super smart and handsome boys: Nolan, Daniel and Alex. She loves her family fiercely and does such an amazing job of teaching her boys about the ups and downs of life and how to navigate the tough times.
I was so excited to surprise Anne Marie with this beautiful bouquet of flowers from FTD. It was tricky to figure out a good place to surprise her, but I was able to get her to text me her schedule this morning, and I knew I’d have a good shot at pulling off the surprise if I met her after her 11:30 appointment at an office nearby my house. Timing it perfectly, I was in luck! And to make it even better, her son Alex was there to snap some photos for me. (Thanks so much, Alex!)
This Valentine’s Day, or really, any day, take a moment to celebrate the special women in your life. Because what woman doesn’t love to receive flowers?
Huge Thank You to FTD Flowers for giving me the opportunity to share a special gift with an important woman in my life. #ILookToHer