This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to highlight the love that is all around us: the love stories of In Bloom employees and friends of In Bloom. We hope you enjoy reading these stories!
Jackie has been a part of the In Bloom family as a sales associate at our Downtown Orlando location for almost two years. She and her partner, Roy have been together for over 21 years. Here is a little window into the love Jackie and Roy share.
Jackie (Left) and Roy (Right), enjoying their favorite activity: sitting down to have dinner together.
How did you meet and what initially drew you to Roy?
Jackie: “Roy was actually my ex-boyfriend’s best friend. Roy was (and still is) very handsome and funny– when he wants to be!”
What is your most memorable Valentine’s Day(s) spent together?
Jackie: “On our first Valentine’s, we stayed at a hotel and had dinner out at our favorite restaurant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was the first time I told him I loved him. Another year, he gave me a print out of a scene in Ireland– we went there for my birthday and it was the best trip ever!”
What’s your favorite thing to do together?
Jackie: “Eat! Roy is a great cook.”
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?
Jackie: “That no matter what– we are together because we love each other!”
How do you make time for each other during your day to day lives?
Jackie: “Roy works from home all day– he’s as exhausted as me at day’s end. No matter how exhausted we are at the end of the day, we try to have dinner every night together.”
What do your Valentine’s Day plans for this year look like?
Jackie: “I will be here at In Bloom; it’s crazy, but fun, and I love it! When I get home, Roy will probably make me steak and lobster– my favorite!”
Jackie and Roy with our ‘Cupid’s Arrow’ arrangement.