Our apple trees are LOADED with blossoms this year. Not only is it a beautiful sight, but it's also brings great promises of what's to come this fall. Apple pies, apple bars, apple crisp, apple fritters, etc. Mmmm! I certainly don't want to rush summer, but to think of the deliciousness...mmm!
As I was looking at that apple tree the other day, I got thinking how necessary it was to regularly tend to the trees in order to receive those beautiful fruits. This thought parallels to so much in life. Marriage, raising children, faith...all that requires some tending to and some periodic pruning from time to time. Although we already live a pretty simple life, I've been simplifying things even more during this nesting phase. I'm trying to prune away the clutter, have less stuff. Sell, recycle, give away, put away...less stuff gives me time to tend to what's really important.