Beneath this tree, you find such peace.
A canopy of pink petals provide comfort,
a web of branches and leaves offer protection,
and sunlight dances its way through to you.
It’s much like the shelter I found as a child
in the tall, strong tree that was my mother.
Whether clinging to her leg,
hiding under her coat
or sitting at her feet,
nothing felt as safe or sweet
as when she’d lean over
to hold me close
or kiss my head
or ask what I needed.
She was – and still is – a safe haven for me.
Happy Mother’s Day
to a forest full of amazing mamas
who protect and guide and love
their children so beautifully.