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  1. Such well written words. I have a Mom like your and what a blessing she is to me and my family.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I’ll never forget her taking me to lunch with you to the tea room when we were in high school. So sweet of her to include me and think that I might enjoy a mother daughter lunch too. 🙂

  3. That’s one of my favorite books! Thanks for the reminder. I’ll pull it out again to read to my now-grown kids. What a great reminder also, to be the kind of mother yours is. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great analogy!
    This book was a childhood fav of my daughter’s…she’s grown now and it’s pretty much her standard gift to friends when they have a baby.

  5. I really appreciated your post today, and sent it forward to my own mom with a note to thank her. Blessings to you!

  6. I had forgotten about The Giving Tree, which I read as a child. I didn’t see its significance then, and remember thinking it was a little bit of a sad story. But now revisiting it as an adult, I see how beautiful it is, and how much I want to be like that tree.
    Thank you for sharing, and how blessed you are for a wonderful mother.

  7. I have always thought The Giving Tree was a beautiful book. My mother too is like THAT tree. (However, I will admit I am not so much) Sometimes I don’t know how she can give and give and not put herself first at SOME point. Sometimes the roots need to strengthen itself in order to grow such a strong trunk, branches, and thus apples. I think some times the roots within me are weak and I need lots of water/sun to become stronger.
    Thanks for the nice post.

  8. What a blessing your mom is to you (and probably to others around her). I’ve never read The Giving Tree, but I’ve heard people give it slack. It sounds like those people must’ve been unbelievers and don’t understand Christ’s love, because what you described is EXACTLY what Christ did for us and what He calls us to do for others. Thanks for this post.

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