Just yesterday as i was picking up all the branches in the front yard with you, I thought, would she do this, is she the kind of person he wants to pick up branches with, look at a job well done and say yes , together we did this? I Stopped myself from crying, I looked up at the tree that has been in our yard all these years, the tree my kids climbed, fell out of and the tree was a comfort for me in that moment. It has been a comfort for all of us. this tree offered us shade in the hot summer months, many a football play was described and executed under this tree.
So many games and life experiences were done under this tree. many Piņata's were broken for birthdays under her. Halloween monsters were hung here to scare all the neighbor kids. under her kids slid on our homemade slip n slide. There are so many memories made here under this tree. And thru the years of rain, storms, harsh winds the tre is still here, thriving.
The tree was strong under any thing that came its way. I now see this tree as hope, long after I am gone, my family tree will still be here. Why because it was taken care of and loved
by us all. Maybe we never told the tree, who tell a tree you love them? but we all did.
Then I stop my thoughts, does he love this tree? does he love me? does he love us, his family? does he even see this tree like I do? does he have these thoughts when he sees the tree? Or does he just see this tree as another responsibility, a job, and resents the tree? Does he even see all that this tree represents about us, our family Does he ever stop and revel in how majestic it is?
I start to shed a tear, its me! I'm here, I am the tree!
I am the tree with all it's broken branches, from all the storms I faced, for all th3e times I was not watered, all the years I was not loved by you. I was the tree you walked by every day and ignored.
I am asking you to see the tree, it is yours now. You should take a moment today to sit on the porch and look at this tree, its strong, beautiful and resilient. You should admire all this tree has given you and asked nothing in return but care.
There are so many trees we pass each day, we must stop and see the trees and what they represent, in our own yards and each others.
[This message edited by 5boysmom at 3:52 PM, September 29th (Sunday)]