The story... at church, for some strange reason Mike, our friend Gearlene and I were talking about funeral flowers. He said he was going to use dandelions for me. I said, "Oh that's great, next to daffodils, dandelions are my favorite." Gearlene said "Me too!" and told me that her husband Daniel had given her a dandelion on their honeymoon and she has kept it forever. He passed away this past year. What a beautiful story.
Dandelions are amazing weeds, flowers or whatever you choose to see. I have always loved them, as have my children, grandchildren and most children I have been around. They are symbolic of purity, life, vitality, positivity, vibrancy, resurgence and survival. The french name means "the lions tooth" and depicts courage, pride, family and the sun. They have tremendous medicinal properties and the bitterness of the leaves has been linked to Christ's sacrifice on the cross.
Dandelions in their radiant yellow state and in their "wishing stick" phase bring joy and energy of youth into your life and the message of "Never Give Up". Hope the next time you see one of these little "weeds" in your yard it will make you smile.