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A Tree For Julian

© Jenny Kelley

I am a retired executive secretary. When I retired, we relocated from beautiful Northern California to beautiful East Tennessee. The amazing beauty of our entire country inspires me to try to create poetry which will "paint pictures in words". I hope others will see the beauty all around

My great, great nephew Julian
died on May 18, 2011, and we
planted a tree in his memory.

When Julian went to heaven to be an angel,
he was only 4 months old, so sadly, we
won’t be able to watch him grow.

The tree we planted for Julian is very small,
so we will watch it and care for it over the
years as it grows strong and tall.

When we look at the tree, and see it grow
taller each year, we will always remember
and be grateful to God that Julian was here.

Julian is a part of heaven, and the tree
is part of the earth. We rejoice in the
knowledge that God created them both.

We will remember Julian as long as we
live, and we’re grateful the tree is a
gift to God’s earth that we can give .

Julian’s tree, with God’s loving care, will not only keep living, it will thrive for all to enjoy and share.

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