Jude graduated from the UNI Scottish Rite Early Language Program in May. A few weeks prior, they had a section in class about flowers. They toured the UNI botanical center and did a craft. Each kid put seeds into a little plastic cup and covered it with dirt. One of Jude's favorite clinicians (grad students) brought the cup to me. "He had a lot of fun playing with this dirt. The seeds went everywhere, so I'm not sure if anything will actually grow," she said with a smile.
There was a time when Jude wouldn't touch sand or dirt or grass. Imagine if you can't see very well. Everything prickly or messy seems foreign and strange. So I was just glad that he had fun and played in the dirt. I brought the little cup home and placed it near a window in our kitchen.
I do not have a green thumb. But every once in a while, I'd water it. Here it is today. Scroll down please.
Keep on surprising us, Jude.
Placed in dirt
Nurtured, watered, sunned, loved