Thursday, August 02, 2007

Gardening in the Rain

I'm lucky in that all my family lives within an hour an a half from me. My parents are about 80 minutes away, my youngest sister about 50 minutes away, and my other sister lives about 5 minutes away...and she is one of the major volunteers at my school. She's a loving, generous person who spends a lot of time and energy (not to mention money) on our little school trying to make it a better, more beautiful place.

Even in the summer, she's over there spending hours on the flower beds, weeding, watering, planting, nurturing the bright spots that lift my spirits whenever I drive onto the grounds. Two days ago, she was out there working in 90 degree heat and near-100% humidity that all of a sudden turned to 100% rain. Instead of picking up her equipment and going in out of the rain, she went to her car, got an umbrella, and continued working. Now that's dedication!!!

(If you look closely behind the tree trunk, you can see the steam created by the hot pavement and the cool pounding rain.)


Patty said...

Now that is a dedicated volunteer. Aren't you blessed to have her so close by ! Are her children still at school there ?

Rondi said...

Her daughter is starting her second year in college in a few weeks, but spent 13 years here (K-12). And her son is starting 8th grade in those same few weeks and has been here for 8 years already (K-7). It has been a blessing and a treat =)

Heidi said...

What a switch in weather. That's incredible! Kudos to Lauren for all she does.