Those of us who share a May birthday are given the emerald as our birthstone and lily of the valley as our birth flower. I’ve always loved this little woodland flower with its tiny, white bells and sweet fragrance.
This perennial plant is also known as Our Lady’s tears. Legend tells us it sprang from the weeping of the Virgin Mary during Jesus’ crucifixion. Lily of the Valley is often considered a symbol of Christ’s second coming and signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness. Both Princess Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge featured lily of the valley in their bridal bouquets.
What’s your birth flower? Are you fond of it? Do you know much about it? Maybe it’s a silly thing to ponder, given the distractions and drama of our lives, or maybe it’s exactly the kind of thing that can make our lives just a little more lovely.
~Think On These Things~