Not in the way you might imagine, but it was difficult nonetheless.
This English Walnut has stood beside our 160-year-old home for most of her life. Like any dear friend, she shared generously….
Provided us with beautiful moments throughout every season in the year…..
And provided unwavering shelter from the harsh elements.
She was the belle of the ball during many summer gatherings.
But today she came down.
Under the loving care of professionals, she made her graceful exit.
Our plan is that she will always be with us…. in a different form.
Perhaps as a mantle, a bird bath, or seated resting place in the gardens she protected for so many years.
Like our tree, life changes too, doesn’t it?
And that’s ok.
It’s all part of God’s plan.
Goodbye sweet friend.
See you this summer.
Love & grace,