i set myself up big time.
it was an hour and a half drive home.
i turned up at the top of the neighborhood,
where the trees are....
ahhhh i thought.....i missed them this
morning. i didn't get up this far.......
feels good to be home.....
then i remembered.
oh i wonder what they did today.....
and as i drove closer to home, i saw them...
trees down all along the side....
i drove slow.
a neighbor was walking up to one in his
yard that had been cut down.
he had the saddest look on his face.
i drove by slow, looked over.
he looked at me and said 'sad....'
couldn't even say anything.
they got real close to my house. but
they musta run outta time.
tomorrow will be us, i think....
i got out of the car. saw my neighbors
on their porch. pulled out the child
car seat they had loaned me for the day
and walked up and returned it.
i asked them if they saw.....
we chatted a bit.
she's a survivor of breast cancer.
she wanted to know how the chemo went
and then i remembered......
i looked at them and said i had to
keep that in mind....when i think of
where i spent my day today, i have to
remember to keep the trees in perspective.
we all agreed.
i'm still gonna cry, i said to them....
but i'll concentrate on our blessings too....