On Sunday, I visited Eason House. It had been a number of weeks since I’d done that. Last time was difficult, but at the same time, I really miss those wonderful ladies. As I neared the house, I noticed a beautiful weeping cherry and immediately thought of the one in my mom’s backyard. It had been a retirement gift and she just loved it. When I sold the house, it was blooming like mad…absolutely gorgeous.

Well, on a very cold day this winter, very shortly after Mom’s passing, a dear friend had one planted in my yard. I didn’t expect it to bud this year since it had just been planted in the latter part of December.

Imagine my surprise when I got home this afternoon and noticed that indeed, the buds were out. My little tree is full of new life, and mama is no doubt smiling down as she admires it.

Today marks four months since she left us. This little tree makes me think of her and smile.