I was a young wife and mother raising two young sons and working full time as a school teacher. Not a lot of time for tea parties and gardening.
And yet, even then I loved pretty delicate china tea cups and lovely roses.
I longed to have a pretty garden but knew very little about gardening.
I was very fortunate, however, because a friend of mine that I had known all of my life, Ms. Naomi, was a gardening expert!
She graciously offered to come to my house and help me prepare my soil for a garden and even brought seeds and flowers for me to plant. She came on Good Friday. She said she always planted on this blessed day.
I was very excited to have her help. She showed me how to plant and water and my love for gardening had begun. I will always be thankful for this sweet lady.
I had a very pretty garden that spring and summer and into the autumn. Even though Ms. Naomi has been gone many years now, not a spring goes by that I don't think of her and her gift of gardening that she presented to me.
Do you love to watch things grow? I sure do. I think I have my daddy's farming blood in me.