Our new apple tree symbolizes hope. My husband, Ian, and I bought it on our latest wedding anniversary (28th). By grace, we have grown closer, in every way, over the years. We have had our seasons of drought when our relationship seemed to wither for a while. It is always our hope, in the Master Gardener, that kept us grafted together. We’re committed. Because we have basic good will towards each other, we can grow as a unit.
My favorite marriage book is Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. This author has wisdom and wit. It’s great resources, like this book, that enable us to be fruitful in our relationship. Recently Ian said, “We’re doing it.” He went on to say that we’re growing old together. This is something we’ve both wanted and had voiced many years ago.
It’s my hope that many years from now we’ll still be enjoying the fruits of a healthy marriage and the apples from our anniversary tree.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 NIV
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀