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I know I have to write about the seventh of “seven characteristics of intuition,” and I will soon. In the meanwhile, a quick and sweet story about intuition, gifts, and perhaps a connection to an ancestor…

We have a new addition to our family. My beautiful cousin and her husband had a baby. I got the idea that I wanted to send something different than the usual baby gift (tip: a characteristic of intuition is “unusual” or “surprising”). What came to me was to send a tree. Apple tree? Cherry tree? I felt the impetus to choose a company my dad had ordered trees from when I was a little girl. Seems they are still in business — a rare thing in today’s world. I decided I wanted one of those new grafted trees, where you get two types of apples on one tree. I remember my grandfather, who is the new baby’s great, great grandfather, used to graft trees. Unfortunately, the only apples the nursery had were ones I don’t find very tasty. I then looked at cherry trees. There is also an ancestor connection to cherries, because one of my happiest memories of Grandpa’s wife (Grandma Kassy) is her offering to give our family her huge cherry tree (well taller than a three-story house) for us to move from her home in Pennsylvania to our home in Colorado. The cherry tree was our most favorite thing about her house and we would even have cherries for breakfast…we were so enchanted with it. We excitedly told my dad of Grandma’s gift, not realizing it wasn’t realistic (we were very young children) and he helped us understand it wasn’t really transportable. I ordered the 2-in-1 cherry tree and sent it to my new baby cousin, with a note about the connection to his great, great grandad and grafting, and his great, great grandma and her special cherry tree. What I didn’t realize was there was a connection to my dad. What I have just been told is the new baby’s mom had receive two gifts from my dad when she was born: an apple and a cherry tree. I can’t say for sure that my intuition connected me to my dad in that way, but I can say that whatever theco cherry treennection is, it sure brings sweet tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.