I'll never forget the day we drove our daughter home from the hospital after she was born. My husband and I were in the front seat, and our two year old daughter was in the back seat looking after her new little sister. It was the same day as our wedding anniversary. The morning was overcast with a slight sprinkling of rain. As we drove home we noticed all of the dogwoods were in peak bloom. The blossoms seemed to be glowing everywhere you looked. Each year as the dogwoods peak just in time for her birthday, I tell her that it's her special gift. We have a few dogwoods on our property and this year they are especially beautiful.