If you were to describe how MayBelle looks, you might mention her wide hips, green eyes, and preference for wearing linen. If you were Precious, you might also make note of her “perfect ankles.” You would not, however, see a green thumb.
Over the weekend, when MayBelle and Precious made their annual trek to local nurseries, MayBelle felt a little guilty spending money, yet again, on flowers and potting soil and fertilizer, when she knows full well most of these blooming lovelies won’t last past July under her care. Then, as she was weeding and planting and sweating, she found this:
And she was reminded that hope springs eternal.