Garden Grace

One spring day, I worked in the front garden, filling in squirrel holes and looking for new growth. My garden project for that day was to place two shepherd’s hooks that would eventually hold wind chimes or garden baubles—something whimsical and fun.

Cami scootered up the sidewalk, pink helmet and all.

Me: Cami, where should the wind chimes go: on each side of the steps, or should I put some in my garden?

Cami: Mom, you know, it isn’t what’s in the garden that’s important, but the heart of the gardener.

Me: (blink blink)

Me: Where did you hear that?

Cami: I just know it. (Tone of voice=“Isn’t it obvious?”)

Me: (Deep breath.) Well, that’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. Thank you for saying it about me. That really touches my heart.

And she scootered away.

How blessed I am.

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