Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 

Lime Tree

We planted this little lime tree in our backyard after our first miscarriage in 2004, at 11 weeks, “about the size of a lime.”

Holding a 3 wick candle in front of our lime tree, for our three babies lost between 10 and 12 weeks, "about the size of a lime."

Holding a 3 wick candle in front of our lime tree, for our three babies lost between 10 and 12 weeks, “about the size of a lime.”

Within one year, that little trooper survived 3 hurricanes that basically destroyed the entire rest of our yard. Then it got some mysterious tree disease but my husband cut it back and somehow nursed it back to health. Since then it still has a bit of a funny shape, but it’s as tall as me now, and gets LOADED with limes that I now pick with my son and daughter and make limeade that we share with our neighbors, family, and friends. It is beautiful and bittersweet every time.

I cried at that tree so many times for so many years. I still cry at it sometimes, and now the tears are happy ones too.

Here’s to HOPE, that all of your tears are happy ones SOON!  

LP