Several years ago my daughters and I were driving through Heber valley.

It was a beautiful spring day…the fields lush green, with yellow dandelions and soft balls of fluff adding brilliant yellow and white dots to the landscape.  Honestly, it was breathtaking.

Except, I have always hated dandelions.

Just that weekend before we had spent hours trying to get rid of the dandelions in our own yard.  My heart went out to the farmer as I thought about him having to combat thousands and thousands of weeds.

My daughter interrupted that thought.

“Look Mom!”  She exclaimed… “one thousand wishes!!”

In that moment my perspective changed…

one thousand weeds, or one thousand wishes

it all depends on how you look at it.

Yesterday that same daughter spent the evening taking engagement photos.  She will be married in June.






At the end of the shoot we stumbled upon a red barn and a field of white dandelions ––two of her most favorite things in the entire world.

I watched her and JJ there, blowing dandelion fluff into the twilight and thought to myself, 1000 wishes

that is how their journey will begin.

Maybe today you could find a dandelion… make a wish… and then move forward with faith as you approach the journey ahead.

photo credit: Hunter Kofford @hunterkofford

Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Peter Potential: Discover the Life you Were Meant to Live; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and Written On Our Hearts. There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of coconut ice cream, strawberries, and toasted coconut. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores.
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