Older Daughter & Loving Husband planted a handful of rosehip seeds which they harvested from a rosehip plant. This little guy was the only one who sprouted. Older Daughter checks on him every morning and evening, watering him carefully and tenderly. We are all waiting with her to see if more leaves will grow.
It occurs to me that it is not so different with our children. We provide a rich and fertile environment to nurture them, we give them opportunities to flex their muscles, we allow time & space for them to experience life. Then we wait, hold our breaths in eager anticipation, to see what will they will do, who they will become.
How nerve-wrecking & exciting!