Today we lose our tree! The tree experts explained how the tree wouldn’t survive; it needed to come down.
We realize how this tree–this witness tree–was here for everything: the jumping rope, the swinging, the chalk, and the raking. It welcomed us home, brought beauty with vibrant leaves in the autumn, and housed the nests of squirrels and large birds.
It shaded us.
And now, we have new vantage point and a blank space to fill with new memories. We’ll plant a new tree to bless another generation.