Words cannot explain the loss that I felt 6 years ago today
when Cari went home to be with the Lord.
It was 6 years ago but there are times when the pain feels like
yesterday. Of all the things, this tree
reminds me most of her. We planted it 9
years ago. I remember the argument. She wanted a Weeping Willow as it reminded
her of her childhood. I didn’t because
they are messy! Obviously she won.
This tree was not much taller than me when I planted
it. Look at it now. I imagine Cari to have blossomed likewise in
Heaven. I imagine her spreading her
infectious warmth and smile all around heaven.
No longer does she have to deal with the ravishing effects of cancer on
her body. The massive swelling is gone,
she can walk again and her long blonde hair is flowing. She is now as God intended her to be. I miss her dearly.
I know that the rocket scientists out there are going to
remind me that I have three beautiful children to remind me of Cari. I know J
But sometimes I just like to look at This Tree.