Our back yard had virtually no landscaping, but one day my husband brought home a dwarf apple tree. I was thrilled because I knew that once it began to bare fruit we could enjoy home grown apples.
The first couple of years our little tree grew, but there were no blossoms. By the third year our tree began to bloom and small apples started to form.
Faithfully I watered and tended my tiny tree. I was so hopeful to receive a nice harvest, but I knew it would take many weeks before they were ready.
In those days, I had absolutely no patience, and my response was not pleasant. You would have thought that I loved those apples more than my daughter by the way I acted.
We have all been guilty of being too harsh at times, with those we love. May God help us all to remember that people are more important than things!