Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Giving Tree

This is the time to be thankful for all that we have been given. I am so richly blessed, and sometimes I take my simple blessing for granted. I read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to my kids. It is the story of a tree and a boy. The tree loves the boy. And the boy loves what the tree has to give him...apples, branches to climb, shade, and wood. As the boy grows older, he continues to take from the tree until all that the tree has to give is its stump for the now old man to sit on.

I know that I am sometimes like the boy in this story...asking and taking without thanking and giving in return. I can also relate to the tree. As a mom, I feel like sometimes I have nothing left to give except a tired lap for my kids to rest on at the end of a long day. I am so thankful for those rare and coveted peaceful moments with my kids! Being a "stump" is great!


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