Sunflowers Sing Praise

I love, love, love sunflowers!

Always have.

I love their bright aspect that brings a smile to my face no matter what mood I’m in or what trial I’m facing.  Their happy, heavy heads declare that today is a day to shine!

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Last week as I was walking, getting some *fresh* air in congested California I passed a house where some precious soul had planted a row of sunflowers and they were standing bravely, boldly behind the fence that declared, “This far and no further”.


Their heads were turned toward the eastern sky, soaking in the sun’s rays and reflecting back the light and life that sun brings to everything on earth.

There is no denying that sunflowers sing praise.

They sing praise to a new day when their heads rise to meet the sun.

They sing praise to provision when they follow the light as it moves across the sky.

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They sing praise to rest when their heads droop as the sun sinks low in the western horizon.

They are a living testimony to our Creator.

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I want to be like the sunflowers-compelled to turn my face to the Son.

I want to be a witness to the life He gives and sustains.

I want to reflect and represent Him boldly, bravely and big.

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Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

11 thoughts on “Sunflowers Sing Praise”

  1. Kari-Lee loved sunflowers. I think because they’re such happy flowers. Her little car is sunflower yellow and she left it to me. I love scooting around in her happy little car. One friend still gives me sunflowers every year on Kari’s birthday and Heaven day.

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  2. My son Blake loved sunflowers. I meant to plant some this year, have had the seeds for months. Your post today gets me motivated to plant them. We buried him 2 years ago yesterday. My heart is so heavy as I remember him this morning, the last time I saw him alive was on a Saturday, and how he loved sunflowers and roses. He could make anything grow. Thank you Melanie.


  3. You are in California, Melanie?! I would love to meet you! Thanks for a beautiful post. Just planted sunflowers for my kindergarten kids yesterday.

    Love and Thanks, Jeni – (Jeff’s mom)

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    1. I was but now I’m back in Alabama. My husband works in El Segundo. I’ll be back the end of July but may be tied up then. Maybe we can work out getting together. That would be awesome! ❤


  4. Thank you for posting this Melanie! Last June when my son passed away I had sunflowers start to pop up all over, from people giving them to me to help bring the sun back into my life again, to just walking and seeing them. I will never look at them the same as I did before that day. They are now a smile on my face and a joy in my heart that brings sunshine.

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  5. Thank you for your post. It brought back memories of my daughter Veronica, who loved sunflowers! I drink my coffee from her sunflower mug in the summer months. She was born in June and died in August! She was wake with a spray of sunflowers in her hands. 💛

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