Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter


on May 4, 2016

Do you remember the first flower anyone ever gave you?  Do you remember the first flower you ever gave someone?  Do you remember who it was to?  Were they sad flowers or happy flowers?  Were they for a special occasion or “just because” flowers?  Were they delivered to your work, maybe for a birthday?  Maybe it was from a boyfriend in high school.  Flowers on a first date maybe?  I remember certain flowers I have received over the years.  Flowers Nate carefully picked for me along the road ditch he gave me on our second date.  I remember those.  A rose my dad gave me “just because.”  When I worked off the farm, the excitement I would feel when flowers would be delivered to my work.  That was one of the first things I said when I was home full time, “I’m never going to be surprised with flowers again.”  The feeling of being loved a simple bouquet of flowers gives you is pretty amazing.

What are the first flowers of spring?  Tulips, daffodils and dandelions.  Dandelions.  This week, dandelions popped up along the drive way.  They are everywhere.  Some make look at dandelions as a pesky weed but to a child it is a magical flower.  Bouquets and bouquets are picked and given to the ones special to them.  Do you remember your teachers all throughout elementary always having a bouquet of dandelions.  Those yellow flowers proudly displayed in a Styrofoam cup on their desk freshly picked everyday till the end of school?   Mine did.  Being able to pick and pick endless flowers at recess.  Carefully wrapping your precious flowers in a damp paper towel to survive the bus ride home to give to someone special.  This week as Everett walked up the driveway after school he picked me a bouquet of dandelions.  A bouquet of love not weeds.  A bouquet of dandelions that made my day.    photo (13)

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