I wanted something special for our anniversary ~
not a fabulous holiday destination
or a designer handbag
not even a pair of shoes with the signature red soles
I wanted a tree
three trees, actually
one for every decade we've been married
three, to symbolise our family
and just so you know, three is also my favourite number
But it can't be just any tree...
It has to be a special tree
one that I've so admire for the longest time
It has to be the Himalayan Birch
with its pure white bark
So I got my wish
and I'm as happy as Larry
They are beautiful in their peace,
they are wise in their silence.
They will stand after we are dust.