May 27, 2008
Hattie, the Tree Hugger
While we were away on vacation, I would call Mimi to check on Hattie every day. She was always good about filling me in with the things Hattie was eating, what they were doing for the day, the funny things Hattie was saying, and all that good stuff that fills a toddler's day. On about the second day she told me that Hattie was becoming a tree hugger - literally. They had gone for a walk that morning, and Hattie had to stop and hug every single tree she passed. Since we've been home, I've noticed this, too. She can't pass a tree without a quick but sincere embrace. I guess it's her way of "going green."
But she doesn't exactly fit the description of a barefoot, hippie-type tree hugger considering the fact that she still insists on wearing her prissy "princess shoes" most days.
Wisdom From the Pope
“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2