so on friday everything got crazy. we (and everyone else in the grand rapids area) were informed that andicott flower market was closing for good, due to the sudden suicide of the owner, a man out of des moines who had purchased the business last october. apparently he had put too much money into his investments and now there is no money…and no more jobs for all the former employees…and no flowers for us innocent brides. so i was pretty angry for a while, it’s hard not to be when someone commits that most selfish act, but i’ve had time to compose myself and am ready to dive into the next thing.
my parents’ friends, rick and marylu have a sister who owns two floral shops in the area and it sounds like she is going to be our answer to prayer. i emailed her my list of what i was purchasing from andicott (another thing i am thankful that i had a copy of!) and we hope to meet her tomorrow.