Monday, October 24, 2011

Climbing My Family Tree


When life is less than kind to me,

I climb right up my family tree.

Stout branches turn to arms of grace

and lift me to a lofty place.

As brightness shines through every leaf,

my sunlit soul finds sweet relief.

Their foliage enfolds my heart

and shelters every sacred part.

Embraced, protected, raised by love,

I like the view from up above.

And oh, how clearly I can see,

high in the nest of my family tree.

My greatest joy comes from my family.
Because of them, I plant my roots deep.
And that makes me strong.

28 comments:

Stef said...

Okay, I love this so much! And I love the pictures. You are so gifted.

Susan said...

What a great collection of picture. Love the one "from high above"!

anitamombanita said...

Loved this, Sue. There's just nothing like family, is there?

Oh, and yes, Michelle was here for her bday! soooo fun to see her!!

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, this was the most precious post ever!!!

Loved it!

God bless and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!! :o)

karen said...

A beautiful thought to remember in all times, but especially in times of trouble.

Eva Gallant said...

Wonderful photos that give a whole new meaning to the term "family tree."

Christine said...

Terrific post, this, deserves to be on a wall for all to see as they enter your home.

RobinfromCA said...

This is wonderful! And where is that incredible tree? This needs to go in the next book!

yaya said...

You always bring a smile to my face and sometimes a tear to go with it! Beautiful pics to go with a sweet poem. Families can be such a blessing and I always feel so bad when some people don't have a special connection to their families. Have a great week Sue!

Donna said...

You put so much thought into the meaningful things you post. The words are wonderful but the pictures (which I assume are your grands) are just magical!

Cherie said...

I too really love this. Our family tree is a great place to find peace and love!

Sue said...

Actually, these photos are not my grandkids...though they are some lucky grandmother's grandkids! I just got them from flicker because I liked the idea of children in the "family tree" as illustration for the poem.

=)

cj Schlottman said...

Sue,

This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. The combination of your wonderful photos and your splendid words is magic.

Namaste..........cj

Jenny said...

Oh Sue, this makes me cry. You are such a lovely person.

Renegades said...

The photos and your words go oh so well together. Nice job.

Lisalulu said...

yes, of course, love this!!! and love how you seem to have an 'endless' supply of pictures of the cute kids!!! the way their eyes sparkle.

BEAR's Mom said...

this is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
love your poem Sue and you picked such adorable pictures to show off your words...
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Darlene said...

You do always pick perfect pictures to go with each line of your poems. I know that everyone loves when you do these kinds of posts just as much as I do. What can I say? It just continues to show your amazing talent!!

Gail said...

Wonderful analogy...plus you mirrored the feelings I had when I was ABLE to climb a tree. Great pictures, too, but the words could stand alone...beautiful.

Grandma Honey said...

A family tree is the safest place to be. :)

btw, Sue, I've been trying to locate the post you did on comforters...do you remember the date or title of that?

LeAnn said...

This poem will be a favorite of mine and I loved the pictures. There was a great deal of meaning threaded throughout this one. I still think we need a book of your lovely poems.
Blessings and hugs to you!

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful. Family is so wonderful.

Pondside said...

I love it all, but especially the images that it brings to my mind's eye.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

It's too bad that, when you create books with your words and your dil's photos, that you can't include the music you pair your work with in your blog.

Loved this!!!

Caroline said...

There is nothing better than family! This is wonderful, Sue and I can visualize this written in calligraphy next to a framed family tree!

Fiauna said...

This poem brought tears to my eyes. So nostalgic.

clearness said...

I really love, love, love that tree!

Amy said...

Aaaah! I absolutely love this! Firstly, because I have a sweet love affair with trees. They were always my first love. Second because my family tree is simply amazing and I am so blessed to have them in my family.

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