We’re at the start of the third week for the amaryllis bulb and the bulb has yet to show growth above the soil. As I wait, I check the bulb every day. Then I repeat the mantra of the gardener: “be patient,” I say, “good things take time.”
As I wait, I remind myself to live in the moment, to enjoy today and let tomorrow take care of itself. Some days, that’s easier than others. But there are flowers to come. And so I wait.