Happy Mother’s Day

Enjoy these lyrics~absolutely the best Mother’s Day song I’ve heard…and Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom ever, Mother-mine!

Handful of Weeds

by Jeff and Sheri Easter

Four years old, with dirt on my face
I’d been out in the yard
pickin dandelions all day
I burst through the front door
when I’d gathered enough
to give to my mom, to show her my love
when I held out my hands
she looked down at me,she said
I’ve never seen flowers
as beautiful as these

She’s the one
who told me about Jesus
She’s the one
who taught me to sing
She deserves, an armful of roses
She’s satisfied with a handful of weeds

Now that I’m older and out on my own
I wish I could find more time
to make it back home
I couldve done better, I know in my heart
than to scribble a note
on a last minute card

And then she calls on the phone
and the first thing she says
is I’ve read this card over and over again

She’s the one
who told me about Jesus
She’s the one
who taught me to sing
She deserves, an armful of roses
She’s satisfied with a handful of weeds

She’s always known
what true love means
and I want her to know
what she means to me !

She’s the one
who told me about Jesus
She’s the one
who taught me to sing
She deserves, an armful of roses
She’s satisfied with a handful of weeds

She’s more than satisfied, with a handful of weeds.

 

10 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day”

  1. “I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in truth”!!! Your words have always been a refreshment to me, my dear one. You are gifted that way. By the way, I love dandelions! They are a gift of God even if they are not socially correct!

  2. Mary’s mom…do NOT say that in front of my hubby! :)

    Love the poem…so fitting for me because our yard is bloomin’ with dandelions and I get a handful given to me most every day. My favoritest thign to do is wear ’em in my hear…now that lilacs are blooming though they are moving on to those so our house is smelling grand!

    Happy Mother’s Day (late) to you too!

  3. Love you, Mom! (For those who care to know, my mom has fried dandelions for us before…)

    Thank you dear friends for the Mother’s Day greetings! I love ya’all for stopping by!

    Jana, I’m jealous, our lilacs were blooming–and then it snowed, browning them up. If they’d waited till now…oh well. My irises aren’t as prolific, but I do have a few blooming…

  4. Re: Dandelions. Knowing which ‘weeds’ are edible and ‘when’ could save your life some day. The very earliest dandelion greens and the buds have long been a spring tonic after long months without fresh greens. The leaves get bitter as the season goes on. The blossoms can be dropped briefly into salt water (to discourage any little insects who may have taken up residence there) and then drained, dipped into egg and water mix and then into seasoned flour and then deep fried. They have somewhat the texture of mushrooms but not the taste. The roots can be peeled (like carrots or parsnips), dried in a slow oven and then ground to make a coffee substitute. E. Gibbons’ book, “Stalking the Wild Asparagus” relates his many experiences with gathering wild plants and having ‘dinner’ parties serving them to guests. There is never any need to starve if you gather where there has been no toxic sprays or auto exhaust. Fun! Jana, you should try some of this!

  5. Mom, this should be a blog post of its own! Wow! Thanks so much…so the dandelions would be okay to eat now, we’re still early enough in the season?

  6. I’m sending this on to my mom…she LOVES this kind of stuff. Can’t wait for fried dandelions next time I’m at her house! :)

  7. Our moms are kindred spirits in the survival skills dept! What happened to us? Lol?

    Are you having a good week friend?? :)

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