Hi, I'm Ginny's friend, Ella! I am three years old, and I came over to spend the day with Ginny and Phil. Ginny suggested that I help water the flowers, because we're having a heat wave, and I said "Sure". Oh boy, I just love doing things with water! I loved making trips to the spigot and running the water in the sprinkler can to take to the flowers. But there are much better things to do with a watering can. See the bricks around her little garden? They have holes in them and it was fun to pour the water in the holes. Why would anyone put holes in bricks on purpose? I would get in big trouble if I had done that! But there's something much better to put water on than flowers. And that's dirt. If you pour water on dirt, it turns into MUD, one of my very favorite things. So I went in front of the house and made a great little mud puddle, then found a pinecone. By dipping the tip of the pinecone into the mud, I could paint the house!! For some reason, Ginny did not like this idea! In fact, she made me stop! She said this was the end of our plant watering session and we had to go inside now. Can you imagine? If she would have let me continue, I could have made her house beautiful!! It would have been prettier than all those old plants that always need tending to! Sometimes I think that grown-ups don't know a good thing when they see it.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God." Psalm 40:1,3