Saturday, November 16, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Tree - On Saturday

Yes, I realize that it's Saturday.  But I love Five Minute Friday!  I wait all week for this opportunity and the enjoyment of writing without fear.  So, I'm writing anyway!
Just the word makes me smile.  Images immediately pop into my head - and they are all good.  The first tree that pops into my head is a tree that sits outside the door of Oklahoma Hall, in Glorieta, NM.  I heard my beautiful daughter telling a friend about the pictures in our dining room a couple of weeks ago.  She introduced her to some of my oldest friends who I treasure.  Then I heard her say, "And this is the tree where they fell in love.  It's at Glorieta."  Oh, the memories that flooded by heart.  I did in fact meet and fall in love with my husband at Glorieta.  And the tree is not at all far from the place where I declared to him that I could love him.  The place where he shared the same feelings.  I get chills and tears come to my eyes when I think about that place and that moment in time.  Many more memories come along with that tree that I saw everyday during the summers for six straight summers.  All of them are good.  Trees are one of the ways that God reminds me He is good and His creation is good.  This tree though may quite possibly be the most beautiful tree in the world.


  1. Oh Kelli! I smiled throughout this post! What a beautiful symbol of love between you and your husband!! Thank you for writing!

  2. It's awesome that something as ordinary as a tree can hold such extraordinary memories! xo

  3. I love that you show us a picture of how God can use the most ordinary of things to remind us of his goodness. And that you considered that greatness in your writing.

  4. Thank you all so much! This touched my heart in such a huge way.