I wanted the tree to be planted on or near the year anniversary, but I waited too long to get the process started. The date for the tree planting is set for March 21. I actually won't be planting the tree. I will assist the experts--volunteers who transport the tree and stake it and plant it. The labor is free and the cost of the tree is only $75. I really like this organization, (http://www.ojaitrees.com/).
Meanwhile, we need to remove the orange tree and the morning glory that has taken over. Eric traded car repair with our gardener, and guess what day they decided to remove the orange tree--today--on the anniversary. I love how God's timing is always perfect. The tree couldn't be planted today, but the process began. I think that is so cool.
I am excited to have a remembrance of my brother and also to eat yummy apples in the future!