I received a bouquet of lily of the valley today from my very sweet mother-in-law. I was so touched. It is one of the most amazing smells on earth. It reminds me so much of the month of May. Every spring, since I was a small child, my mother would tell me to go pick all of the lily of the valley stems that were ready. She wanted fresh ones in the house for the entire month of May. Both of our birthdays were in May, so it felt like our little special flower. My mother died in the month of May and now these little white bells are even more meaningful to me. My mother-in-law knows how significant this flower is to me and I am so blessed to have her in my life.