FUMC Marietta, GA- Church: Methodist, Local Church Service
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Park stories- anonymous
A few months ago I was laid off from a very lucrative job and decided to work for myself. For the first time in many years, the one thing I have is time and not money so I decided to use it to do something for others. The first Saturday I worked we sowed seed and put down lime and straw and I was amazed at the energy and enthusiasm of the really small children. We forget that they have such joy in helping and they made me want to be more joyous in my giving. I was amazed to see a blackberry tree with beautiful blackberries growing from 100+ feet in the air down to my reach, only to find that it was a boysenberry tree which I have never seen. A very lovely older lady told me what it was as she picked up sticks to remove from the field. A young teenager asked if he could borrow my rake because it seemed to work better than the others and he wanted to do a good job. Another young mother with a beautiful accent that was not southern who had brought her children to work was surprised to know that the park was not just for our church members but for everyone. She had an “AHA” moment and beamed with sunshine that our work was for everyone.
A grateful member (no name)