September 14, 2017

Thursday Tree Love 17

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself  and know 

that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no 

coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Last Sunday I got the news that one my friend’s mom expired; it was sad news and this death brought in old memories of my association with her.

Every interaction I had with this aunty flashed before my eyes and a feeling of gratitude overwhelmed me for all that she was- A very cheerful and friendly person, always welcoming with a smile whenever I met her.

She was also very sensitive and caring, there were situations in my life when I was expecting my first child, feeling insecure and alone in the hospital getting prepared for delivery, and she walked in with a smile, held my hand and assured me that all will be well.  

I can never forget her thoughtfulness when she surprised me with bag full of tiny little things for the new born and left it with me saying you may need it J  there are so many other things that came to my mind that day.  I thanked the Lord for all the experiences and decided to pay my last respect to her in the cemetery.

I reached early waiting for the funeral service – and as I walked around in the grave yard I found some very beautiful trees standing tall and it was as if they were witnessing everything that is happening in the cemetery.  I loved these trees and felt that they were silently listening to the sound of broken hearts struggling to cope with pain of sorrow and death; allowing those who have lost their loved ones to experience and accept pain of separation from the earth.

I prayed silently in my heart, for the souls who have been on this earth and now are no more; I believe strongly that those whom we love never really die, as they continue to live in our hearts. So there was no sorrow in me, just a reminder that one day we all have to leave and the time is very short, a voice within myself to begin and end each day as the first and the last.

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

Thanking Parul for this series on Tree Love...   Linking this post to Parul’s  Thursday Tree Love  
Thank you for reading, wishing you peace!


  1. Thank you dear Genevive for this beautiful post. I could imagine those magnificent trees bearing witness to all in the cemetery. Condolences to the family and friends of this woman-she sounds very special.
    Have an excellent weekend 🌺🌸🌷

    1. You are welcome Susan.... its a feeling of emptiness a void when someone who you know are no more on this earth. Yes she was a lovely lady and am sure her soul rests in peace... Have a great weekend Susan:)

  2. The thought that trees witness so much hit home with me. Sorry for your loss and may God bless the family with strength.
    Thank you for joining.

    Angela - Not sure if you saw the Twitter poll, I am thinking of hosting the #ThursdayTreeLove every other week. Let me know over mail what you think.

    1. Visiting a cemetery gives a lot of discomfort; as its the final place for every person who has lived on the earth, and thought of leaving the loved ones creates pain, and these trees am sure has seen so many people being laid to rest. Thank you Parul its been my pleasure joining:)

  3. Feel sorry for the loss. And only family can imagine how difficult the life would be without her. But still i like the way you connect the presence of trees and nature in all these.

    1. Thank you Minakshi for your presence here; it matters so much that there is some one out there listening:) our prayers will reach the family and help them to deal with grief that will turn into gratitude some day...

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    1. This comment was a repetitive:) same as the above... thanks Minakshi:)


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