THE Flowers of My Heart
Dandelions are beautiful and I love when my little nephew is in my yard and comes running up with a "special bouquet" for Auntie Jaycee. Inevitably it is going to contain some of my prized tulips, daffodils, some tall grass, and the dandelions from the yard. He always gets this huge boyish smile on his face when I say, “Wow Auntie sure loves these. I like all the different colors you picked. You know these are my favorite flowers so far.” I always make a big deal of letting him pick out one of my “special” vases for them and then we will arrange water and marbles in the bottom of the vase and place the flowers INCLUDING the dandelions in the vase. I then take a Polaroid picture of him with the flowers and we put it on my refrigerator. He enjoys this and every time he is allowed to come to my home he looks to make sure the pictures are still there. This year there will be no nephew and there will be no flowers and I am a lot saddened by this turn of events. I will miss my nephew dearly and I know that when walking through my yard I will pick dandelions and take pictures of them and place them on my refrigerator because I hope that someday I will be able to spend a lot of time with my nephew again and I want to be able to show him that Auntie Jaycee didn’t forget and that whether we are able to be physically close or not that I always have him right beside me because I carry him everywhere I go in my heart. No dandelions are NOT weeds they are the flowers of my heart!