Pink Roses: Traditional Symbol of Mother's Love
By Gail Leino
Though roses are traditionally symbolic of
love and affection, and are the most popular
Valentineís Day Flower, the meaning of sweet
pink roses has significance depending on
where you look. In ancient Roman Mythology,
the God, Apollo, turned Rhoanthe into a pink
rose, when she unfairly sought to become the
protector of women. In this scheme of
events, sweet pink roses depict pain,
long-standing suffering and death.
Thankfully, there are not many people who
adhere to the tenants of ancient mythology.
In modern times, the pink rose is considered
to be a symbol of innocent love that has not
yet blossomed into passion, a flower of
sweet thoughts and gentle emotions.
Sweet pink roses please all our senses.
Visually, they come in a wide array of
colors, sizes, and fragrances. They are
beautiful to look at, beautiful to smell,
and carry a wealth of deep meaning in their
The next time you need to express joy,
affection, pride, gratitude, a new romance,
or even good luck, sweet pink roses are the
perfect choice. This elegant flower; in its
beauty and delicate shade expresses a
simple, innocent joy. As opposed to red
roses, which speak of deep passion, the
sweet pink roses are a gentle reminder of
affections not yet awakened the gentle
beginning of a wonderful relationship.
Perhaps the most touching, and traditional
meaning for sweet pink roses, depicts and
embraces a Motherís love for her child. It
is said that when Mother Mary first saw her
son, Jesus, carrying the cross on which he
was to be hanged, the first tear that she
shed, fell on barren ground. From that
single tear, grew the very first, perfect
pink rose. There could be nothing more
precious to a mother than to be given sweet
pink roses, and to recall the story of Mary,
Mother of Jesus. Whether you are having an
English tea party, giving a gift for
Motherís Day, or simply saying, "thank you,"
sweet pink roses are the perfect choice.