On the surface, my friend Lauren is the girliest of girly girls. Flowers, weddings, events, fashion, pink tutus, and baby girls surround her everywhere she goes.
But people are rarely as they seem.
If you hang around me, or HeartStories, very much, you’ve probably seen her smiling face lately. She comes to our Girls Night Out events. She often brings flowers. She’s one of the most kind and generous souls I know. She’s busy, busy, busy, but somehow, whenever we talk on the phone, she makes me feel like she has nothing else to do.
In person, she makes me feel like I’m the only person in the room.
Lauren is the founder of Blue Posy Floral Design and the featured guest for tomorrow’s GNO. We’re going to talk about her story and it’s fascinating to me. She grew up in Midland Odessa, Texas playing basketball “every second of her life”. Her family was a “basketball family” because she and her brother both played competitive basketball. She was a self-proclaimed, “gym rat”.
Which is probably not the first thing you thought when you saw her picture.
She appears to be a girlie girl, through and through. That contrast has been an interesting, and at times difficult, part of her journey. When she shows up with two little girls and a car full of tule and flowers, the first conversation that comes up isn’t often about basketball.
But it’s a huge part of the story that made Lauren the beautiful person she is today.
A flower starts as a seed, that needs dirt, rain, and sun before becoming a tiny green sprout. Then it shoots up into a stem with a small green bud holding back all its beauty. When it finally blooms into a breathtaking flower, it’s easy to forget that it was once a seed, buried in the dirt.
As you go through your day, remember that people are rarely as they seem.
We all have a story. We all have a journey. There’s always so much more than meets the eye.
If you judge based on the flower, no matter how beautiful it may be, you’ll miss the journey of the seed.
Remember what it takes to bloom.
to more love,
P.S. If you want to hear more about Lauren’s beautiful story and let her teach you her mad floral arranging skills, we have a few seats left for “Bloom, a floral workshop”. Come join us!