My favorite trees were the apricots. They were huge trees. Plenty big enough to climb and would produce tasty fruit every summer. We would spend days harvesting the fruit so we could bottle them and make jam out of them each summer. I have many happy memories of playing in the orchard. We would have picnics with our dolls when we were young. As we got older we would hang out and gorge ourselves with the apricots off the trees until we were sick. Summer was delicious but Spring was beautiful with all of the blossoms. I can't think of an orchard in bloom without smiling.
|Me and my younger sister in the orchard|
Although I have lived in 10 homes in the past 15 years of marriage and have no blooming orchard for my children to play in I am happy. I have 6 wonderful kids. I have a great husband. I am lucky enough to live in a great neighborhood surrounded by good people. Life is not always easy but always so worth the effort that each day requires. I have so many things to smile about each day being a wife and a mother - even without an orchard in bloom. LIFE IS GOOD.