At first glance, dandelions are nothing more than a weed that you probably pull up and throw away, hoping that more will not return in its place. But even this common ‘flower’ has intricacies beyond those well known. They are a source of vitamins and every part of the plant has various health benefits.
My favorite part though is their sensitivity to light: they open in the sun and close at night or when the weather is gloomy.
Spending time with children with disabilities, I have found that there is so much more than is revealed by the outward appearance, sudden outbursts, or altogether silence. There is such beauty and value in each child. There is not a person without a purpose nor one that does not have a significant contribution to make.
And oh how they come alive when they feel the love of the Son!
So my hope is that I will spend my life picking “dandelions” if you will, learning from children with special needs, revealing their great worth, and acting as a vessel of the Father’s love. This blog is a piece of my story in pursuit of this.