There is a miracle happening right before my eyes, and I am baffled and don’t really know what to make of it. For 8 years, I have lived in my house, and outside my back door is a little orange tree. When we first moved into the house, construction workers poured their cement water all around the tree. The ground became hard as a result, and the poor little tree suffered. It has never produced any fruit and cold freezing weather during the desert winter seasons has just about destroyed it.
Well, yesterday, I opened that back door to let our dog out, and I happened to glance at the tree. There were flowers everywhere! Aromatic pretty little buds were covering the tree, and it’s as if the tree were saying, “Look! I’m happy now!”
I am in awe of this miracle. Does this mean that our little tree might actually produce an orange or two? How could 8 years of nothingness lead us to this? I guess it only goes to prove that anything can happen. You should never give up hope, because life as you know it could change in instant…for better or for worse.
I love my little flowering orange tree, and so my song of the day is my favorite James Taylor song of all time. The first time I ever heard “Blossom” was at summer camp when I was a kid, and this song has always had a soft spot in my heart. It is perfect for my sweet-smelling tree and all of its beautiful blossoms, so click HERE to hear the just as beautiful melody.
As I think about this tree, I am smiling from ear to ear. It’s greeting as I open that back door is as lovely as you can get. What a truly special blessing!