today my friend brandi called to see if i wanted to go
to her friends house to get some plants.
we both brought a couple of plastic bags
we weren't prepared for the ladies generosity!
emilia, a lovely spanish lady who lives by the sea
in sandy bay
has the most amazing garden!!
she got a shovel and her machete and began
wacking and digging huge plants out for us.
it is overwhelming.
i counted about 40 plants that she gave me
and the same for brandi
i tried to pay her for the plants but she kept saying
it is a gift, it is a gift in spanish
i said, yes it is a gift from you,
and may this be a gift from God to YOU!
but she wouldn't hear of it.
so so so kind.
brandi and i were both so overwhelmed
we could barely get all the plants in the car!!
i almost cried on the way home
~~tears of joy~~
i am so grateful
for the generosity on this island
i am going to get someone to come and help
me to prepare the soil, and help to arrange the plants properly.
what a big job!
but one that i am thrilled to have on my plate!!