As a parent, I love the surprises that come with learning from my children and glimpsing life and the world through their eyes.
When I made my first “Welcome” blog post back in March, I mentioned this neighborhood street tree that my daughter stopped to admire.
It’s not a tree that would capture my attention, but now I notice it every time we walk or drive by. My daughter still exclaims, “There’s the tree I love!” I’m so curious. What is it about the tree that attracts her? Maybe the fact that it stands alone gives it distinction. My sister suggested it could be the child-sized scale.
When I asked Naomi the other day, she said, “I love the yellow leaves.” But they weren’t yellow in the summer, and she loved it then too.
Every child ought to have a favorite tree, and does it matter if we don’t understand the reasons for their favor? Ask a child you know about a tree that’s special to them. Are you surprised by the answer?