In a field of yellow flowers underneath the sun,
Bluest eyes that spark with lightning,
Boy with shoes undone.
He is young so full of hope,
Reveling in tiny dreams,
Filling up his arms with flowers,
Right for giving any queen.
Running to her, beaming bright, while cradling his prize,
A flickering of yellow light within his mother's eyes.
She holds them to hear heart,
Keeping them where they'll be safe,
Clasped within her very marrow,
Dandelions in a vase.
She sees love where anyone would see weeds,
All hope is found,
Here is everything he needs.
The above is the first verse of "Dandelions", a song by Five Iron Frenzy. This song has been on a short list of my very favorite songs for years (powerful lyrics, and I do love me some ska), but these days I can't seem to listen to it without sobbing...in a good way.
...Here's the second verse:
Fathomless your endless mercy,
Weight I could not lift,
How do I fit in this puzzle,
What good are these gifts?
Not a martyr or a saint,
Scarcely can I struggle through,
All that I have ever wanted,
Was to give my best to you.
Lord, search my heart,
Create in me something clean,
You see flowers in these weeds.
The little boy gave his very, very best to his mother, and even though it wasn't the best by some people's standards, she knew his heart and loved his present more than all the exotic flowers in the world... Bahhh, it's too much adorableness! And that is the way that God looks at everything we do for Him with a pure heart.
...Then my imagination always jumps further. I picture my little boy smiling and clumsily traipsing toward me with an armful of dandelions, wanting to give me the best...and then I picture him 20 years later, in love, trying to win over the girl of his dreams with all the best that he has...and that's when I lose it. The tears are starting already.
Too much adorableness...
...And then I think of my wonderful husband and all the times that he gets me something or does something thoughtful for me with the smile that deep-down says, "You deserve the best, and I only want to give you the very best that I have, and I was a little toddler not all that terribly long ago and I was adorable beyond all reason and my mother might very possibly break down right here in adorableness-induced tears if she saw how sweet I am being to you..."
BAHHHH.......I just can't take it!!!
I'm getting excited to meet my little boy-- Can you tell? <3
...And I did mention #hormones, right? Haha.