This is my ‘Five minute Friday’, inspired by Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama.  The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not.  Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic here.

This is my best five minutes on: Gift

Clutching Daisies

I am outside in the garden, enjoying the rare sunshine, watching my little boy toddling around. He picks up a stone, puts it in his mouth – he’s testing me.


“Please stop doing that.” I look around the garden for a suitable distraction.

“Why don’t you pick Mummy some flowers? Can you find some daisies?”

He changes direction, puffs out his cheeks, exhaling with the importance of the task. He runs, still slightly on tiptoes, looking more like a hopping on alternate feet. He bends down, inspects. He grabs with his whole fist, bringing daisy, grass, straw, then flicks it off so there is just the daisy head remaining. He grabs another, and then runs with both hands clutching.

He hands them to me and I am full of love for him. It is strange; I don’t need him to give me flowers, I could pick them myself. And I don’t need them in my hand, I could just as easily look at them on the lawn. But – oh – the joy of having them brought to me by my boy!

Is it like that with God – the things we bring him?

I look at the daisies gathered on the rug – they look like they are in the shape of a heart.


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8 Responses to Gift

  1. Emma 5th April, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    I love this picture of how God feels when we bring Him our daisies – thanks Tanya.

    • Tanya 9th April, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

      Thanks Emma – I find that sometimes I need a mental image to help me remember God’s love for me, and this one really helped me.

  2. Lindsay 30th March, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    So sweet! Love the picture of the daisies on the blanket.

    • Tanya 9th April, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      Thank you!

  3. Val 30th March, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Love, love, love…

    There is something exquisite about those gifted dandelions and daisies that their pudgy little hands gather up, isn’t there? It’s all gift!

    • Tanya 9th April, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      It really is all gift – you’re right!

  4. Shelly Miller 30th March, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    What a sweet moment with your little guy, in the beauty of a day outside. Nice to meet you through FMF.

    • Tanya 9th April, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks – it’s been great to meet you too – enjoying your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

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