Looking Up
Looking Up

“Oh Daddy! How do you know what you know? Can you tell me the secrets? Can you help me be strong? When I am with you I feel brave. I will believe in you forever.”

So said the pure white flower, tender and just starting out, to the bristly broad-leafed weed that was speckled from run and mud, and worn rough by the force of the wind. Through all the days and all the nights in the short and delightful life of the fiddle neck, the larger weed had been there. He towered above her and shaded her from both the harshness of the sun and the dousing of the rains. He was her protector, the one she looked up to.

The broad shouldered strong one looked down at his tender white flower and smiled. He felt stronger when he was around his little one, and he felt braver, smarter and more important. He felt with every question she asked, he could see the answer clearer than if he’d asked the same question of himself. She needed him, but he needed her too. With her, he felt he became a better man.

“Little one, hold my hand and you will be safe. I am here, and I always will be.”

Ah…the power and promise of love.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.

Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

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2 Replies to “Oh, Daddy!”

  1. I thought of Arthur and wonder if march 28 is an anniversary. I fell in love with you know who and suddenly the family. Please give my love to Helen and everyone ❤

    1. Hi David! As far as I know March 28th is not an anniversary of anything specific, but I’ve been thinking of my Daddy lately. It could be that it was in March 1966 that he was given six months to live. (sob)
      But on the brighter side, the other day I was lucky enough to witness a baby walking with his daddy on the sidewalk. I loved how the little one looked up so adoringly at his father. I will pass your love on! Thank you!

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