Together We Grow
Here we stand joined together reaching skyward
Bound by rings of love and time we grow
Our roots penetrate deep into fertile soil
Sun seeking and life giving, our branches spread wide
Generations of offspring gather at our feet
In seasons old wind whipped us nearly bare
Lightning threw her daggers all around
Storms of pelting ice sought to beat us down
But love has taught us to wait for parting clouds
Gentle rains come to welcome rainbows of promise
Once again life breaks forth in celebration
And we resume our stretch for the heavens
Note: I took this photograph in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. While on a walk in the forest, I spotted these two white pines. They grew so close together that they appeared joined at the base. As I pondered these two beautiful trees, I felt as though they were a metaphor for me and my husband. Married for 47 years, we have grown side by side as love carried us.
Once while meditating outside I noticed that the largest trees grew in pairs.
What a lovely observation!
Congratulations on 47 years! Tomorrow, Dan and I will celebrate our 50th. Those trees apply here also. Thanks.
Happy 50th anniversary, Lee. God bless you both!
My wife and I are on the cusp of our 30th anniversary. I hope we continue to grow our roots for as long as you and Lee has.
Congratulations, Scott. I am happy for you.