Note from mom - A while ago we shared how Lily got her name (sorry, we linked to it yesterday as well.) Today I want to go into a little more detail about Lily, her name, and what it all means to me.
- Lily of the Valley is 'Our Lady's Tears' according to Christian legend Eve's tears turned into Lily of the Valley as she was leaving the Garden of Eden.
- Lily of the valley is the symbol of sweetness, happiness, beauty and gaiety.
- The meaning of Lily of the Valley is....Return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness, tears of the Virgin Mary, you've made my life complete, humility, happiness, love's good fortune. It is also believed that this flower protects gardens from evil spirits.
- Lily of the Valley is also known as Little Maybells, Fairy Cups, and Ladder to Heaven.
Lily is my Ladder to Heaven. She will get me there. She will teach me all the things that I need to know to return to my Father in Heaven. I believe this to be true for every parent that has a child with a disability. I can't explain the "pure joy" (words I've used to describe Lily forever!) that these children give to the world. Lily has made me love better, care better, do better.I got permission to use this print from Balisha over at Never Enough Time