They Belong to the Road - a beautiful story

This is a story I shared a few years back (2012) on my blog. It is so lovely that I wanted to share it with you again especially as the daffodils are starting to bloom and you might be looking for daffodils. 

I was living in Missouri at that time and it was a beautiful day at 82 degrees. I wanted some daffodils for a tablescape I was working on and asked my husband to take me for a drive in the country and look for daffodils. 

The story is so touching about the daffodils so please follow along.

We weren't having much luck finding any daffodils until we passed a very  elderly man and woman who were cutting up tree limbs and burning them in the ditch across the road from their house.

Then just past the fence that marked their property, there were several clumps of daffodils and they were blooming. I was excited so see the daffodils next to the road.

We drove along the road a little further, turned the car around and headed back to ask about the flowers. I got out of the car and the woman walked over to me; I asked if the daffodils past the fence were hers and she said "no, they belong to the road." I simply smiled and asked if I could take some pictures and cut a few for my table.

I was glad I wore my rubber boots because it was muddy around the daffodils. I took my pictures and cut a few flowers and was just thrilled to get the flowers.

We stopped back by, I rolled down the window and thanked her for the flowers even though they "belonged to the road."

I was very quiet on the way home as I thought about her phrase "they belong to the road," and I knew I wanted to include the story in a post. 

I hope you enjoyed the story along with the daffodils - Judy.

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  1. Dear Judy, One of my all time favorite flowers are Daffodils; in fact, I have a bunch sitting in a vase on our island. When my hubby and I first began dating(we had known each other for years), we were coming home from the beach and he saw a bunch of them that belonged to the road and stopped to pick some for me. Needless to say my heart melted right then and there for the man. Love your story. I always feel like spring is here when they are in the markets.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. I love daffodils, they are blooming on our ranch now. Yellow is a HAPPY Color! Thanks for sharing. (Visiting from 'Home & Garden' hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~