Some new moms got a special delivery Sunday morning at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa: a special Mother's Day bouquet from the landscapers at the hospital.
First time mother, Vanessa Tarantino, was already filled with emotion after giving birth to her son, Sal.
“This guy came a little early. He was due May 22nd,” Tarantino said.
Then she got another surprise when the landscaping crew walked in with roses.
“We got up bright and early to bring you some from flowers, fresh from our garden, and to say Happy Mothers Day,” said Rudy Sanchez, as he walked into Tarantino’s hospital room.
“I really wasn’t expecting that at all and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten flowers that fresh,” said Tarantino.
The landscapers passed out a few dozen special bouquets in the maternity ward, including a delivery to Hiba Alsahah, an Iraqi refugee who just had twins.
“I had a feeling I was going to give birth today, and my feeling was right, and I’m feeling very special and blessed actually," said Alsahah as she held her tiny daughters, Joyce and Janelle.
Landscapers at Sharp Grossmont Hospital maintain more than 200 rose bushes, all in hopes of cheering up patients.