I Chose Daffodils

A friend posted recently that she would have to stock her liquor cabinet because school is ending for the summer and her kids will be home all the time.

And this week, while she was out shopping for liquor, I was shopping for flowers for my twelve year old son’s grave and desperately wishing for one more summer…

I chose daffodils.

Not because they are my favorite. Or his.

I chose daffodils because they make me feel hopeful is a world filled with hopelessness.

They are messengers delivering the news of winter’s end.

Renewed life. Renewed hope.

Their delicate blooms do not linger long.

But they give us hope for the coming spring and summer.

And when winter lingers, we all need reminders that spring is coming.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high o’er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils’
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
-William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

I am incredibly grateful for our littlest one and I am looking forward to all of the moments of summer with him.

Cherish every moment…

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6 thoughts on “I Chose Daffodils

  1. I can tell you this a million times over- my days with my boys are better because we do cherish every moment. YOU made this happen. Thank you for touching our lives. I hope if you are up this way we can say hello.

  2. Wendy, I keep following you and your writings. They are so annointed and such good messages. Thank you for being bold and courageous to speak the truth with love. I, too, hear parents comment negatively about their children and think…if only they would appreciate that they have a healthy child! Sometimes, the door is open for me to comment regarding their having a healthy child. Our only child is 29 years old, and I thank God for each moment that I have with her. Over 14 years ago, she was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus due to a benign brain tumor by the brain stem. It has been quite a journey of faith with God always there with us. Her healing continues to manifest of which all the glory goes to God and thanks be to Him. During this time, my 3-month nephew went to Heaven due to SIDS. This was another journey. I see my other two–niece and nephew– so loved and appeciated and the memory of my little nephew being kept alive in a good way. You have touched my life and others. I have forwarded this link to others so that they may also be blessed by what you share. You are such a wonderful Mom and woman of faith. Please keep doing so.

  3. You may not remember me, but your words of encouragement meant so much to me that day in the appointment room at BRMCWC recently. Thank you for that and for this gentle reminder as well. Grace and peace.

  4. Beautiful flower. My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family. You are a Blessing to everyone. God Bless.