Everyone knows they have a birth stone and birth “sign.” But do you know your birth flower?
The jonquil…more commonly known as the daffodil or narcissus…is the March birth flower. And it’s appropriate to mention this on Wednesday, March 23rd because…drum roll please…it’s Army Wife’s Birth Day! Thunderous applause and cheering.
Happy 26th Birthday to my oldest baby. That really didn’t come out right, but you know what I mean.
Jonquils represent domestic happiness and friendship. During the strict courtship etiquette of the Victorian Era, it secretly meant one was an angel in the eyes of the giver. Oh those romantic Victorians…they perfected the art of saying it with flowers!
It’s hard for me to come to grips with her being twenty-six years old. I’ve been redoing the family photo albums and just finished with her 8-year-old birthday photos. It doesn’t really seem that long ago. Oddly, I don’t feel like I’ve aged 26 years since she made me a mom. But then I look in the mirror………yep, there’s definitely 26 years worth of *character* there.
J is for jonquil over at ABC Wednesday, where each week we select a letter of the alphabet to share.
Jonquil is also for Creative Exchange this week. Since it’s the birth flower for a very special birthday person, I’m keeping with the theme of having my camera in one hand and my heart in the other.
Happy Birthday to an angel who holds one of the keys to my heart.