Ever since I was little, I have loved trees and all things tree related. There is something so awesome about them to me. I gravitate to all things tree related from books to pictures. I think my favorite type of tree is the weeping willow. It holds many childhood memories for me of playing at Grandma's house with my cousins in the carefree days! Trees have the ability to adapt to the changing environments around them and grow stronger because of those changes! I thought this would be a perfect name for this blog/journaling/sharing adventure! it will just be full of random pictures that need a story told and inspiration and things to look back on, and we can't forget the funny stuff, it's not intended to be all serious! I will share many different things that I feel other people can relate to as well.
A tree to me resembles how one person can branch out with the many different things they love but those branches that each hold something you love always lead back to make up who you are! It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, "All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." So each time something or someone makes a connection to you in any way, It becomes it's own branch. Branches can also resemble the mindset of breaking off the negative things that bring you down so as not to weigh down your whole tree. Got a bad habit you want to get rid of? Break that branch off and keep the rest of you happy. Just as things that we love become added branches to ourselves, the same applies to pieces of ourselves that touch the world and others around us, we leave those pieces just as leaves fall from the trees and find a new place in the world.
It's amazing how so many things I have loved all my live can be related back to trees. Owls (if you know me, you already know that lol), birds, bird nests, feathers, flower blossoms on the spring trees, warm days relaxing in the shade from a tree having a picnic or reading a book. which brings up how books are made from paper...paper comes from trees..!! along with that is not only the reading aspect but paper being used for writing. When i was younger I used to write stories all the time and my mom would always say that she can't wait for me to write my first book one day. Although that hasn't happened yet because life had other plans for the time being, I still have ideas for the books I would like to write. I am happy beyond compare when i see that my oldest daughter has also taken my love of writing. Trees also remind me of the carved initials on the trunk of two people in love! The tire swing that was present in so many childhoods! It's ironic how my absolute favorite book of all time is "The Giving Tree" I could probably go on and on but I will stop there for now lol.
Anyway, Thanks for stopping by! Most likely, if you are reading this you already know me! If not, welcome! I am a mother of 3 little girls who are becoming their own defined saplings right before my eyes and married to the man of my dreams who brought his own collection of branches to add to mine! This is my little corner of the internet to share and document different random things since posting is faster than writing it all down in this digital world! I love looking on the bright side of every thing in life, the "Life Sparkles" (like the sun shining through the tree branches...I know, I did it again..) I believe that is one of the most important things in life! So feel free to check back in as often as you like!