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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dandelions for My Honeysuckle

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My wife and I are poor. Well, we sometimes feel like we are (we're actually doing okay, we have enough for our needs, but money isn't usually plentiful). We establish a family budget each month and sometimes our income just barely meets that month's needs. That's okay because we're happy and we realize that our family is young and with time, hopefully, our income will grow. However, with funds being limited we often feel like we can't do some of the sweet things we would like to do as often as we would like to do them. One of the things that I rarely get the opportunity to do is buy my beauty flowers.  I know what she likes:

  • for romantic occasions she likes roses; they should be red or pink
  • for special occasions she also likes roses, however, since her favorite are yellow roses (that was our "wedding" flower) I will get her one or more of them
  • she also really likes irises and I've even brought her an orchid before (by the way, orchids are pretty cool flowers. They drink almost nothing and just need to be put in a window. Their blooms last for weeks and they are gorgeous)
Because I try to be creative and do kind things for my wife I learned a few years ago that it's not the flower that matters (except on Valentine's Day) it's the fact that I brought her flowers that counts. And, because there is beauty in pretty much all flowers, I began picking little wild flowers on my home from work to give her. Most of the time they are small and few in number but her eyes light up, she grins from ear to ear, and often she even giggles in delight (yes, she giggles). She's even excited with a dandelion or a clover flower.
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Here's my challenge: pick a wildflower for your wife today, even if it is just a dandelion.

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20 comments:

  1. Dear Tyson
    I always love to hear a man's perspective about how they treat their wives. To tell you the truth, I think your wife thinks she is married to a prince and loves to be his princess. It is good to nurture this most important relationship on earth.
    Blessings
    Mia

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    1. Thanks Mia. I certainly do hope that she feels like a princess; that's my goal!

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  2. Love, love. I actually prefer wild flowers. My husband brought me the sweetest lavender ones this week. A yellow rose is "our" flower, too. I'm just as pleased with one as a dozen. It's the fact that he's thinking of me that makes wild flowers seem like a grand bouquet. Your wife is blessed that you've figured that out already.

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    1. It's good to know that wildflowers are enjoyed by more wives than just mine. Hopefully my suggestion is applicable to everyone and more husbands take just a second longer every so often to pick a flower and make their wives feel so special. Thanks for stopping by Pamela!

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  3. Visit and follow from Blog Hop.
    Thanks for link up at my blog.
    Have a nice day.
    Nan
    http://www.blogshe.net

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  4. Visiting from the linkin' with my ladies hop. Now following via gfc.

    I invite you to check my blog tonight when our weekly bloglovin blog hop goes live at midnight est.

    Take care,
    Meg
    Happy Kids, Inc

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  5. Hi Tyson,

    So awesome to have you with us again :). I look forward to our blog partnership :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  6. One of my most favorite things in the world is a Dandelion picked from one of my children.

    I'm visiting today from Linkin' with my Ladies. :)

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    1. My wife and I were talking about how beautiful spring is but how sad it is when the tulips and daffodils lose their flowers. Our second son, who is three, piped up "It's okay guys, there will still be lots of dandelions." We laughed and thanked him for his optimism. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. This is such a sweet post. I always love getting flowers from my husband (irises are my favorite) but he once brought me a poinsettia at Christmastime when meeting me at the airport and it was one of the best gifts I'd ever gotten... especially since no guy had ever greeted me at the airport with flowers. It was super sweet! But even a picked dandelion would brighten my day. Keep up the good work!

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    1. What a great husband! When my wife and I were dating I met her at the airport after spring break and took her irises. That was the first time anyone had brought her flowers at the airport too. I'm glad you have a wonderful husband. Thanks for dropping in!

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  8. It's the little gestures that mean so much along the journey of life, be it a dandelion or a rose. Great thoughts, Tyson. Thanks for sharing them with us over at Wedded Wed!

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    1. It definitely is the small and simple things that make a HUGE difference. Thanks Beth!

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  9. aww this is so sweet. And you are right, it's the fact that you brought her flowers that counts. :)

    I am following along via the linkin' with my ladies hop.
    Maria
    www.thislifesbeautifulmoments.com

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  10. Tyson, I'm sure your wife thinks you're a treasure! Sometimes it's the smallest gestures that mean the most. Whether it's a dandelion {my personal favorite] one tulip, or a dozen roses, when given with love... it's all good! Love hearing a man's perspective!
    So glad you stopped by my place!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! I'm glad you stopped by here as well. And she does think I'm a treasure (I wouldn't let her forget it). :)

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