Flowerpowerdaily has been reporting on how floral artists around the world are supporting peace in Ukraine by creating floral arrangements – especially the national flower of the sunflower — in blue and yellow arrangements that also symbolize the Ukrainian flag.
They've also been showcasing these arrangements for several weeks and were serendipitously contacted by Anastasia Zhmurenko, a florist in Lviv, Ukraine whose floral shop had to be abandoned while she and her two young sons sought shelter. “Beginning in November 2021, news began to appear frequently that Russian troops were lining up near the borders of Ukraine. We continued to live, because no one believed it would happen.
And here we are in 2022! Valentine’s Day was wonderful. There were many beautiful flowers! New acquaintances. I made an order for March 8th. I bought a lot of beautiful vases, new shades of wrapping paper, ribbons and boxes. I also dreamed of ordering my favorite Crown tulips on my birthday. On February 24, at 5:30 am, I was awakened by the call of a crying mother: “Daughter, the war has begun!”
Then everything was like a fog. I didn’t know where to start. Collecting things, sons barely held back tears. Not to scare them! Sirens that never stopped howling. Cat wrapped in a jacket. And absolute misunderstanding – what to do next? And then there were empty shelves in stores. Queues at ATMs and gas stations. Lack of drugs in pharmacies. Groups of volunteers, news and queues at the border in messengers. Application “Alarm!” on the phone. Permanent control of the phone’s charge. And calls from relatives!
Now the most popular phrase is: “How are you? = I love you!”
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