The Tree

Darren planted a tree right outside his bedroom window as a nine year old. These many years later his son is playing in and around the tree. And sleeping in the bed that was Darren’s.
I wish I had a picture of Darren those years ago next to a tree no taller than he was. It meant a lot to him to see the son he thought he’d never have:
• Here, in his hometown.
• Under his tree.
• Cuddled up in his bed.
On this visit Deeder has also received two of the trucks Darren played with as a kid. Darren’s been snapping lots of pictures of Deeder playing with the old Tonkas. I’m sure I’ll feel the same way seeing Deeder in the world that I loved as a kid.
(GrammaMomma here: This is one of the posts that Laura mailed to me to post for her.)

5 Responses to “The Tree”

  1. That tree is AMAZING! What a lovely set of photos.

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  2. Lauren says:

    aww too sweet. thanks for posting :)

  3. Laura says:

    Thanks, for the comment on lovely! :)

  4. Laura says:

    Isn’t it though! I love the story for that tree and that Deeder, Carly and I can be the family Darren dreamed of as a young man.

  5. Kathie says:

    The tree is wonderful- looks perfect for climbing. I’m so glad that Darren got to share his growing up years with his own children:)

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