You can’t always get what your want,
But if your try sometimes,
You might find,
You get what you need. – The Rolling Stones
My bonus mother, Marilyn, the mother Loved-One gave me, gifted us with flowering trees from the Arbor Day Foundation: two Washington Hawthorns and a Crab-apple. The trees were tiny, little seedlings that fit in a sandwich bag. All Together.
Loved-One and I nurtured them, took pictures of them and gave progress reports to Marilyn. The Crab-apple made her home beside our water garden with nary a worry. The next spring,