Last December each of us on the Mennonite Women USA staff received a gift from Ruth Guengerich. The gift was a flower pot with dry dirt and a set of instructions. I placed my flower pot on the window sill where I see it every day from the chair where I work. Today my amaryllis bloomed. This morning it almost seemed as if I could see each flower opening.
I know that Claire has a story about her amaryllis and I’ve seen a photo of Berni’s. Not sure if Lois’ is blooming yet. For me these flowers symbolize my gratitude for our staff; how we are able to work as a team though miles apart creating together something much more than any of us could individually. Thank you Ruth for giving us a gift from your home in Indiana that we are experiencing together in Kansas, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.