At my little home on a pond in Virginia, my brother-in-law, with my little sister, pruned the very old and partially
dying Cherry Tree in the back yard. I see the tree through every window in the back of the house. The Cherry Tree, I came to realize, is the focus of my attention, and the recipient of my warmest feelings. When some suggested I cut the Cherry Tree down, I couldn’t even imagine it. I couldn’t fathom my back yard without her.

My brother-in-law sensing my feelings offered to come and saw off the many dead branches she had accumulated over the years when the little house belonged to someone else. That someone else had neglected her.

My brother-in-law, now an engineer, ordered your tree bracelet so everyone knows how important it is to our Family. Thank you for the great idea.