Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Our new tree

A couple of weeks ago my wonderful husband and I went to a banquet for A Pregnancy Center and Clinic. It is a non-profit organization helping women and their families who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. ( They offer Christian counseling and prayer, doctor's visits, and free ultrasounds. They said they have a 98% success rate of a mother NOT aborting her BABY after seeing it on the ultrasound!

They had a silent auction and a live auction. We bid on a tree, yes, a tree. A 20' tree to be precise. We won and my sweetest of sweet husband whispered to me that we could plant it in honor of our daughters' birthmoms who chose NOT to abort them, but to give them LIFE!

Well, it was delivered today and planted! It looks a bit small next to the others, but it will one day match them. He said it would grow an inch in diameter each year.

Thought I'd share a few pictures:

Our house is behind the trees!

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

1 comment:

Table for Six said...

okay i am crying.. how sweet. :O)
two years ago, fam bought me a apple tree for mothers day.. it was awesome. but b/c we move it didn't come. however, we have moved a rose bush ever since our daughter was born.. it is a funny story..
we release balloons (i know the environment police are going to boo hiss me) for our children's chinese parents ever gotcha day. we say thank you for their sacrifice and choosing life and offer a prayer that they come to know Christ so we can meet them one day. (not the only time we pray for them ;o)
I love the tree and comments.. still choked up.