When I see the flowers in bloom, I see my Grandmother gingerly tending to her elaborate beds. I can picture her in her yard, plucking the dead tops off the petunias; in the garden thinning the carrots. In her later years, when she wasn't able to bend anymore, my uncle cut the legs down on a Resin Lawn Chair to make her a comfortable seat so that she could continue to spend hours weeding. She always said that she found it relaxing. She didn't seem to take notice of the beads of sweat trickling down her back, the nasty little flies buzzing about; the heat of the noon day sun.
I often wonder what was on her mind all those hours. Was she reflecting on her youth, thinking about Grandpa and Timmy and her brothers and sisters who had passed before her.?Was she generating ideas for the beautiful poetry she scribed. Was that the time of day that she prayed for her family and friends as she did each day.
Each year she tended that garden with care and dedication. .She watched it bloom and grow just as she tended to her Children and Grandchildren, nourishing us with her wisdom, harvesting her family, maximizing our growth with her love.
I wonder what Grandma thought about out in her gardens? I only wish she were still here so that I could ask her.
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