When my oldest daughter, Lauren, was just a little girl (around 3 or 4 years old), our church gave out pine seedlings to the children during children's church. Our youth minister, Mark, encouraged the children to take their little seedling home and plant it. I don't even remember the story that went along with the seedling, but Lauren was fascinated with her little seedling and wanted us to help her plant it.
My Dad suggested planting it at the mountain house, as he felt like it would have a better chance of growing up there in the cool mountain air. He helped Lauren take her seedling from the paper cup that it was in and plant it next to the fence in the back yard of the mountain house.
Lauren will be 27 years old in October and this is what her tree looks like today. You can see how big it is now. Isn't that amazing?
When we were in the mountains this summer I had her stand by "her" tree and I took this picture. The first picture shows how tall the tree is.
I showed the picture to Mark and he couldn't believe that the tree had actually lived. (I'm sure most of them probably were never planted or else they died).
If you have small children or young grandchildren, this would be something fun to do with them and watch it grow over the years. We will always enjoy the memories of planting this tree and Lauren can tell the story to her children one day.
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