15 January 2013

WW: The Old Tree

There was an old tree at my parents house.  The kind of tree that would make any kid smile.  The kind of tree that was so easy to climb.  The kind of tree that once had countless kids hanging from its sturdy branches or playing under its beautiful shaded leaves.

There was an old tree at my parents house.  The kind of tree that would make any adult smile.  The kind of tree that was the perfect refuge on a hot summer day.  The kind of tree that held many memories of birthday parties, picnics and family gatherings. 
 

There was an old tree at my parents house.  The kind of tree that we realized wasn't going to be around much longer.  The kind of tree that was starting to fall apart.  The kind of tree that would be so sadly missed by every person that spent time under it over the past 25 years.

This past weekend, that beautiful old tree at my parents house?  It had to be taken down.

And while the memories made under the shaded leaves of that beautiful old tree will never be forgotten, we are comforted in knowing that a new one will be planted in its place this upcoming May, in loving memory of my dad, on his birthday.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this post on so many levels.

OrangeHeroMama said...

Awww. What a gorgeous tree! So sad :(

Fresh Mommy said...

Aw that is a little sad, but I love the way you're making a special memory of it!

~Tabitha

Erin said...

We had a similar tree in my grandparents back yard. It had to be cut down when I graduated high school and to this day it still makes me sad. But I've loved watching the one we planted in it's place grow. What a special thing to be planting a new one in memory of your Dad!

Tara said...

Beautiful tree!

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

So sad...that was indeed a beautiful looking tree!

kewkew said...

That is just so sad :(
It looks like it was the perfect tree.
Reminds me of the cherry tree that used to be in my grandmother's back yard but had to be cut down.

Kar @allmylovemommy said...

That is a gorgeous tree and so many wonderful memories! Time for some new ones now :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Such a sweet and sentimental post. I know that tree must have been like a good friend to you.

Molly said...

It is sad to think of the old tree going but I love that a new one will appear in it's place and more memories can be made with it as a backdrop

Mollyxxx

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

Plant a new tree for every tree down is my motto!

Thank you for the linky :)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh my- it sure is a beautiful tree. Hope you share with us the new one that will be planted.

Lolli said...

Sad that the tree had to come down, but it obviously created many wonderful memories for your family that will live on for generations.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous tree and sweet memories! Hope there are many more to come with the new tree.

Amy said...

What sweet memories and there will be so many more wonderful memories in memory of your Dad. What a beautiful tribute.

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