Ever hold onto a dandelion because you think it's too pretty to blow? Ever have that loser that reminds you that "It's only a weed" **insert side eye** I remember being young having the hope instilled in me that these are the flowers that you wish upon. You close your eyes and give it a BIG BLOW (it never failed that with the little feathers would get all in your eyes and mouth) now there's spitting and wiping your eyes out because you never had the discipline to keep your eyes closed because you had to witness the petals fly away. After the initial shock and what felt like blindness you're left with this bare stem....
After that i'd drop the stem on the ground and find me another dandelion so that i could make me more wishes. Back then i'd wish for frivolous and nearly "impossible" things. I wanted a real pink Barbie Corvette (because clearly i had a license), a big huge house with my own room and to meet all of my favorite celebrities. As i got older those wishes "matured" by then the wishes were for boyfriends, new clothes to stunt on my classmates, that my parents would let me date and say yes to the weekend plans that my friends/cousins parent's had already agreed to-- the logic was there ok! There's no point in asking your parents if your friends parents didn't say yes yet AND THEN my friends/ cousin would ask my parents permission for me because surely they couldn't tell them no! --or so i thought. --again **insert side eye** (Corey and Tweedy were savage) But as i got older and slightly matured, my dandelion wishes were to pass in school, to lose weight, to feel beautiful, to be well liked and have tons of money. Fast Forward to now if i see a dandelion GUESS WHO'S STILL GOING TO PICK IT UP!!! (i was also taught to not share what you wish for -- so none of yalls business what my desires are now. lmbo.
I said all of that to say that each time I blow a dandelion i'm reminded of my innocence in wishing from when i was a child. My dandelion wishes are and have been my prayers. I am confident in knowing today that i have dandelion wishes still out there in the wind. Some have come true and although i'm still waiting for many i know that God knows my desires. Each and everyone of them.
When i mentioned earlier on about throwing the bare stem down to find another i've matured in that approach as well.
Now i'll set it down versus throwing it and looking for another. Because now i realize that the stem represents muy patience. Now sit it down in the grass in well kept areas because now my wishes have substance and mean something to me. Before you ask -- No Eran is not praying to the dandelion god. lol. Dandelions remind me that im not forgotten and that my prayers have been sent to God-- i know he heard me. Yes the petals still get in my mouth and do still cause temporarily blindness--yall pray for me hahaha; But im still confident to believe that my dreams, wishes and prayers WILL BE ANSWERED AND COME TRUE! Its never too late to believe that God hears your prayers. He hears, and just as the petals fly away in the wind so do your prayers reach his ears. Even the "wishes" from your childhood--HE HASNT FORGOTTEN and the best part is that the opportunities to petition your wishes to Him dont run out and a dandelion doesnt have to be present for you to "blow" your prayers to him. He's listening and as long as you have breath in your body --YOU STILL HAVE WISHES LEFT!