Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fields of Gold

Dandelions... Flowers or weeds? And what of these little ones who find them so lovely?

I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed my "flower garden" this year. There have been tired days and trying times, yes, but overall it has been a wonderful year. I have just a over a month left, then will come the summer and the flowers in my garden will disappear. I am fairly certain some "grandflowers" will arrive to take their place, at least some days

As I stopped to consider my "garden" this past weekend, I realized that it has been quite some time since I have felt lost and aimless in in my day to day life. That is not to say I am never discouraged or frustrated, only that I have found contentment in snuggling small children, changing stinky pants, and plucking small children off of tables and out of mud puddles.

Yesterday afternoon I sat and watched these little ones pick dandelion bouquets for unsuspecting mommies. I smiled as mothers gasped in appreciation and gently gathered tired and drooping blossoms. What a privilege to offer love and affection to these precious little "flowers" whose mothers entrust them to my care. I am truly blessed.

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 19:14


  1. I try to kill those little yellow flowers, but they look so beautiful in the field! I may just let them be!
    What precious pictures:)

  2. You have such a wonderful ministry, Martha!! You are such a blessing to those parents and flowers...and me:-)

  3. I agree with Heather. I will miss Andrew when he stays home with his mommy next year. He's a cutie!

  4. Kristin, those little yellow flowers will not die. They are practically impossible to kill. This is the time of year when they are the prettiest.

  5. They are pretty! And Nugget loves to eat them!

  6. There is some beauty in the dandelion that so many of us despise. Beautiful photography.