We planted a cherry tree in our backyard last year for Ethan's birthday. I know it's not a conventional gift for a 6-year-old, but it's what he wanted. It had just a few itty, bitty leaves on it when we put it in the ground. We watched it bloom during the spring and then in the fall we watched it go into dormancy for the later seasons. I was so excited as spring arrived this year and I saw little, tiny green leaves coming out of hiding. But even more exciting than that was when I was getting ready for work the other night. I was home alone and in the bathroom fixing my hair and makeup. As is my usual habit, I peeked out the bathroom to see what was going on outside in our yard. I nearly squealed out loud when I saw little white flowers adorning our fledgling cherry tree!! My only regret was that Ethan was not there to share that joy with me. Of course I grabbed my camera and ran out to snap a few pictures. It's beautiful!! How can we see these seasonal changes and not believe that Heavenly Father has His hands in all things? Even tiny, perfect cherry blossoms are a testimony to me!
WA Children's Choice Picture Book Awards
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