{Miracle Tree} Fullness of Joy

Each day the tree had more blossoms. This is the fullest the tree has ever been while we’ve lived here!

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

Surprise

Last year when this tree blossomed in our back yard, the blossoms lasted less than a week and the leaves withered up soon after.

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This year we didn’t expect anything. One day the leaves started poking out. The next week buds had formed and soon after we had blossoms all over.

What rejoicing!

cherry_blossom_blue_sky_candace_rose The storms and wind brought down the blossoms quickly this year, but the leaves are still there!cherry_blossom_candace_rose

Happy Fourth of July! I pray you have a blessed and safe celebrations.

{Cole} Drums and Trees

Oh, Cole! He’s such a great four-yea-old. Huge into Fresh Beat Band (especially Morena…but not the New One) and got a drum kit for his birthday. Then Heather, Cole, Ada and I hit French Park to find That Tree. There was running, climbing, jumping, drumming, eating, laughing, sleeping and being reminded to close the door before we drove off home.cole2 cole1

{Cole} That Tree

Four years ago Heather and I packed Cole up in their van and headed to French Park, because there was a beach and trees. Cole wanted to crawl and Heather wanted pictures of her first one-year-old. So for Cole’s first birthday pictures, we chased him through sand and around trees and into the water. Little did we know on that day that we were creating a yearly tradition. Drive to that park, find that same tree.

cole4yrsHappy 4th birthday, Cole! It is so fun watching you grow up!