‘The Flower Box’ owner opens business to teach sons

The owner of The Flower Box, a new florist in Wolfforth, opened the business three weeks ago as a way of helping her sons see that people need to go to work.

Stacy Harvey is the widow of D. Robert Harvey, a corporal for the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department who died in April 2009 after a car crash while en route to a fight at a bar.

At the time, Harvey said, she was going to school to become a teacher, but she decided she did not want to take that career path.

A while back, her mother suggested that she should open a flower shop in Wolfforth, noting that it lacks that kind of business. At first, Harvey said she didn’t take the idea seriously.

“God opened my heart,” she said. “I needed something to do.”

Harvey said it was important to her to show her sons, 13-year-old Austin and 8-year-old J.D., that people should work hard, and that things aren’t always easy.

All the same, she said working in The Flower Box is a pretty good job.

“We’ve been open three weeks, but I don’t feel like I’m working,” Harvey said. “It’s cheerful. Flowers make everybody smile.”

She and J.D. enjoy the creativity in working with flowers, and Austin also enjoys helping out around the shop.

Harvey said the location in Wolfforth is nice because it’s near her home, located north of Wolfforth, and right off U.S. 62/82.

Besides flowers, The Flower Box also offers jewelry, Tyler Candles and home-decor items. Harvey said she can accommodate weddings, funerals, proms and other special occasions.

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