“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Monday, June 04, 2012

a garden in uganda

One day when Team 5 was at the orphanage last year, the headmaster of the school mentioned something about a garden that was going to be planted. I had noticed that preparations were under way for some major planting in an area that used to be dirt and rocks (mud after a good rainfall).

The children began to work very hard shoveling, planting and watering.

Soon I learned it was going to be called "Gloria's Garden."

On the day we handed out the Christmas gifts to the children, the garden was dedicated. In one corner was a small space that had been cleared away for a little avocado tree. The young plant was handed to me for a ceremonial digging and planting.

Anyone who knows me knows I love avocados. Especially the ones that grow in Uganda.

So now there is a garden named for me, and it appears to be thriving. Melissa recently sent these pictures. They make me smile.





3 comments:

Suzanne said...

WOW, it looks great. Can't wait to see it in person in December!

Anonymous said...

So cool!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! MJ