Tree of Life Dedication

June 4, 2005

Litany of Dedication

LEADER: We now gather around this tree.

PEOPLE: This Tree of Life; to be reminded that our children are our roots.

LEADER: That our children are like the leaves that change in the fall.

PEOPLE: They have just changed into a different form, but are still a part of us.

LEADER: Because they are the "roots" of all we do in their memory,

PEOPLE: May we be ever thoughtful of others who travel this road.

LEADER: And offer a hug and and a "limb" on which to lean

PEOPLE: As we, today, lean on each other.

UNISON: We dedicate this Tree of Life to our children.

-Dinah Taylor

 

The Plaque reads:
DARK TREE STILL SAD WHEN OTHERS' GRIEF IS FLED, THE ONLY CONSTANT MOURNER O'ER THE DEAD!

 

Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be a curtain drawn
Between you and me.
Tree at My Window (1928)

 

A special thank you to Julie Wheeler and the Cumberland Art Department for painting our Tree of Life

 

If you would like to include your child in our Tree of Life, this will connect you to the application for a leaf Tree of Life Leaf