Saturday, April 30, 2011

In case you missed it

Yesterday was Arbor Day. In honor of the day, the S.O. and I had trees planted for Milo.

You probably can't read the above certificate that came with the trees. Part of it says, "The trees planted for you is an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love and a commitment to stewardship."

I like to believe that having and raising a child is a bit like planting trees: We must be optimistic and kind, love him through thick and thin, and take care of him until he can care for himself.

Today, he is two weeks old. I can't say the past two weeks have been easy. But I wouldn't trade them for anything.


  1. What a great idea. And as with trees, part of your job is to teach him to bend but not break. Nice, thoughtful celebration of new life.

  2. @Lisa, wonderful advice. I hadn't thought of it that way. Guess that's why you're the grandma! :o)