Have you ever mislaid something, searched high and low and given up hope of ever seeing it again …. and then, suddenly, there it is in front of you where it’s been all along?
Last week I lost my pruners. I searched everywhere, under the hedges where I had been cleaning out weeds and maple seedlings, in the herb garden cutting back things starting to flower that I didn’t want spreading, among the tomato plants, in the flower beds. I even dumped out the old wheelie bin we used to use for garbage, but is now so handy for weeds and things I don’t want in my own compost pile. No, they hadn’t accidentally fallen in there. Even Paul had a look around the gardens.
On Friday morning he asked me to take him to Home Hardware. He knew exactly where the pruners were and wanted to buy me a new pair, so after clearing away from breakfast off we went. Housework took up the rest of the morning.
After lunch, I headed out, new pruners in hand, and what did I see on the solar light on top of a post on the corner of the kitchen steps - yes, the pruners neither of us could find. We had walked by those pruners day after day, many times, in search of them and as my mother used to say “couldn’t see them for looking!”
I wish it were so easy to find some other things I have misplaced. Will they ever show up in plain sight all along?
I hope that, like me, if you are searching for something, you will happen upon it and be thankful.
Keep well and God bless. I hope to find you on my computer screen at our Zoom service on Sunday.