Katie is finishing up a graphic design class in college this semester. She made a Krebs family timeline for a final project.
I thought it was beautiful. She said I could share it on our blog.
The various trees in her graphic are palms in California, where Keith and I grew up and were married; a ginkgo from our house in Michigan, which we took an annual Father’s Day photo in front of; an orange tree from our house in Glendale, Arizona; a corn stalk from our backyard in Iowa; and now a new palm representing Bahrain.
At this time of transition, we poignantly think about all the places we’ve lived, all the roots we have put down over the years. The trees Katie chose are a beautiful reminder of these special places.
We are not a giant oak of a family with roots in the same community for generations. We have been a family that has uprooted itself several times. While it’s not always been easy, we can all look back and see that we have grown as a result. We have lifelong friends in each place. In addition, we have left a part of ourselves in each home. Now, we are saying goodbye and moving once again.
We hope to take our next family photo very soon in Bahrain.