Make a wish flowers are the best!

Monika Spaulding, Digital Editor

On a recent sunny afternoon, I was outside swinging my youngest in the backyard.

She loves to be outside. She would live out there if we’d let her!

As I was swinging her, she yelled, “Mom! Can you go get that make a wish flower for me please?”

“What?” I asked. “What are you talking about?”

“That make a wish flower, right there!”

I turned around and saw a dandelion sticking up a few feet away.

I smiled really big and said, “Yes, I’d love to get that make a wish flower for you!”

It melted my heart. Why can’t I see the ugly weeds in our yard the way she does? I see them and think, “I need to pick that before the seeds spread and we have them everywhere!”

Of course she promptly closed her eyes and blew hard as soon as it was placed in her hands.

I watched her sweet face as she opened her eyes and watched the seeds drift in the wind.

It was a simple moment, but it’s one I will never forget.


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