"I have looked up and seen the clouds. It has rained. And I have kept looking up often. I saw the sun when the sky cleared. It needed both rain and sun rays. Cold and warm weather. It has grown so high that when I look up to the sky now, I see the branches. I can still count the days since she and I planted it together. And I wish she stood here with me to see all that has happened ever since. To see how far we would have come. To see how tall it has grown and how far we would have gone. Together."