Thursday, April 21, 2011


Treasure means such different things to different people based on perspective.

Last week Liam came out of day care, reached in his pocket, and with a HUGE grin, handed me the heads of about six dandelions he had picked while playing outside that day.
For me.
With love and grins.
Priceless TREASURE.

He then proceeded to take them (back from me) and give them to his teacher at church that night.
A young, most likely in college, girl who he enjoys spending time with each Wednesday night.
She barely glanced at them.
Folding them into her hand, ready I'm sure for the garbage.
And my heart BROKE for him.
He was so excited to hand them off and make someone else's day, as I had Ooooed and Awwwed over them when he gave them to me.

Today he came out with two more for me. All mine. I was thrilled.

These BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS remind me so very much of one of my favorite songs...


Jeanie said...

Oh, my heart would have broken for him, too. Funny how just a smile or kind word would have made his day.

:)De said...

isn't that the sweetest thing... the gift of dandelions from the loving heart of your child. His Sunday school teacher might just need to learn the value of that.

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