Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

This is one of my most favorite books of all time. I can't say enough about this book. Yesterday I took some time to read it again to my girls. At the end, my second born said, "that's so sad." She couldn't explain why in words, but her heart was heavy. When I asked her if she wanted her life to be like the boy or the tree. She had no words, but I could tell she was thinking. It certainly is a book to make you thoughtful.

My first born said, "Mommy, I want to be the tree." She is the tree...and the boy. Do you know this book? Which are you? The tree or the boy? I want to be the tree, but often, I'm the boy.


KathyEller said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that book! Have you heard the story behind the story? umm...I dont want to mess this up. When I was at Westmont College we had a man, invovled, come to chapel and explain it to us..

Two little boys growing up playing on the playground, one Christian, one Jewish. They meet again years later on a busy street, the Chrisitan finds out that the Jewish man has converted to Christianity! He asks, in passing, because they are in a hurry "What does Jesus look like to a converted Jew?" He replies, "meet me back here tomrrow." They meet again and the story of The Giving Tree is his answer.

Mother of Many said...

Wow, I didn't know that. I love this story!

A place to find encouragement to love your little ones, your husbands and those you come in contact with daily. Two does not have to be terrible. These are years to grow not simply get through!