Monday, February 20, 2012

December’s “You Deserve a Bouquet Today” Winner: Dena

December’s “You Deserve A Bouquet Today” contest winner is Dena. Dena’s sister Leann nominated her to win and wrote this about her sister:

“Daily routines are never so simple, when a child you have had a stroke and is crippled. Dena, my sister, you are an inspiration. I know it is hard to deal with Sarah's condition. Here are some flowers to let you know I care. With your girls I hope you do share.”

As I pulled up to the winners house today, I saw 2, beautiful red-headed faces waiting patiently in the window.(I guess they were expecting me). They were off from school and they knew that their mom was getting a “special delivery”.

Dena was surprised and excited about the flowers (so were the girls who were jumping up and down saying “mommy won! mommy won!”).

Dena and I both teared up when I read the note her sister submitted. Sarah, Dena’s daughter was in the living room with a  wide, happy smile on her face!

IMG_3972I can’t imagine the challenges associated with caring for a child with special needs. Reading about Sarah’s story on her website/blog, I was instantly struck by how much this family loves each other and what a dedicated, loving mom Dena is to all her girls.

I am so happy that I was able to bring flowers to this super, deserving mom! Congratulations Dena! You Deserve a Bouquet Today!

We are taking nominations for March’s “You Deserve A Bouquet Today” contest. What better way to brighten someone’s day than with a FREE bouquet of flowers. Nominate someone today on our website or through our Facebook page. Share the Love!


  1. Just wanted to let you know the link to Sarah's website is The link on the blog does not work. So happy I could put a smile on my very much deserving sister!

  2. It makes me so happy to read this and to see this photograph. It's a beautiful thing when a family can stick together and keep smiling through a hard situation. Thanks for nominating your sister Leann - she certainly deserves some beautiful flowers that match her beautiful outlook on life.

  3. Thanks Leann! I've update the link! Sorry about that! I hope everyone checks out the website and Sarah's story! thanks again for nominating Dena!