When I first met my son’s future wife, it was springtime and she gave me a Lilly, which I planted in my front yard. Last year when she was anxious to get pregnant, I pointed out that the Lilly now had 2 flowers and a bud, representing mom, dad, and new baby. She announced her pregnancy soon after that. This year she is pregnant again and the Lilly has 2 flowers and 2 buds, representing mom, dad, and their 2 kids. Isn’t this fun? We can find symbolism and metaphor all around us, enriching life and adding a smile.