Sunday, October 10, 2010

31 for 21: #10 Dandelions

Why do I love dandelions? SO VERY MANY reasons!

I wrote about some of my love over at my other blog: Sticky Elephants

I LOVE this song by Five Iron Frenzy. I made sure that if the music was not your cup of tea, you can push mute on your computer and you can read these brilliant lyrics!! Dandelions

I have yet another reason why I love them: Elise IS a dandelion.

Babies with Down Syndrome are weeds to many people. Something to be torn out and discarded. Something to be stepped over. Something ugly.

In reality, they are flowers: they are bright, they can be ethereal, beautiful and full of hope...something to be treasured...something that in the right light, are magical and enchanting. Something that make the ordinary extraordinary...

Oh, and they can make a mess...a really big mess. :)

But, in a nutshell, I love dandelions because they embody hope, wishes and joy.

And so does Elise.


  1. I love this post!!! Never thought of it that way. And wouldn't you know it, in a garden full of flowers, my kids always run straight for the dandilions so they can blow on them & set them free!

  2. Beautiful way of wording that.

  3. Wonderful post, Tiff! Elise, is indeed, a dandelion--truly a joy!