Friday, April 24, 2009

Lovely Lily

I sat on the porch next to a growing pile of dandelions, and watched with awe my magnificent little girl. She was captivated by the dandelions. She couldn't believe all the 'flowers' growing in our yard! They were yellow and they matched her shirt she said. I noted her wispy hair blowing in the wind, her barefoot toes painted pink...but mostly I loved her enthusiasm for the weeds. I thought, "If only I could love the weeds in my life, if I could see their purpose, like Lily." And then I remembered that after a few days, the dandelions would turn white, and the thought of introducing my little girl to the joy of blowing the seeds into the wind put a big smile on my face and in my heart.

7 comments:

Lora said...

She is just like her mama! What an adorable little thing she is, that hair and her big eyes, you could just eat her up!!

dixonfamily said...

Lovely Lily!! She is just adorable! Love the pictures!!

L-squared said...

She really does look like her mama!! Tara- Congratulations!! You had your babY!!! I'm so late. We are soooo happy for you guys!!! He is perfect.

Nicole said...

I'm glad someone finds joy in those dandelions! Little ones always seem to do so. Where are you living these days?

I'm hoping you got my email response - hoping it didn't go to the other Tara! ;-)

Haney family said...

You always say things in the sweetest way...I just love it:)
My Keenan just loves those "flower" too. We have container of them in the kitchen, dried ones in the van, left behind ones on the door step and a few in the shoe box. :)

Christy said...

what a sweetie!

Jill Revell said...

You got to love those "flowers"! What a cutie!