I had not planned on writing more about Glenda’s story from my post about 2 weeks ago but my thoughts went there today. Here is a link to Part 1 if you missed it. https://joyroses13.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/taking-the-leap/
While looking outside at the rain today, I thought of how pretty it would be if it was bright like the Emerald City instead. If you are having a dreary day I hope this story can brighten your heart. Come take a stroll down the Yellow Brick Road.
This place was so bright, she was awestruck by its beauty! How amazing it was that she had the opportunity to be here. It had been 2 weeks since she had entered the Emerald City and she still felt speechless. Her face though did a good job of expressing her thoughts. Everyone could see how happy she was.
She felt a tug on her pants and looked down into the eyes of Molly the Munchkin who was smiling up at her.
“Hello Miss. Glenda! How are you doing today?”
“I am fine, how are you? Is your ankle feeling better?”
“Yes, thank you so much for taking care of it. I just wanted to wish you a happy day!” With those words Molly was soon off and running down the yellow brick road. She was meeting her friend Millie. They were going to go out into the field of Poppies and have a picnic.
Glenda smiled as she watched Mollie run. With a bounce in her step Glenda continued on her way. She was headed to Timothy’s house for tea.
Timothy was standing outside waiting for her on his porch. He put out his arm and helped her up the steps.
“Thank you Timothy, you are such a gentleman. How are you today? Are you still feeling achy at all in your joints?”
“No, I feel great! How would you like to have tea on the porch today since it is so lovely out?”
“Sounds good to me.” Glenda replied as she took a seat on the porch.
The whippoorwill was singing in the trees as a gentle breeze blew.
They had been having a very nice time as they listened to the birds and chatted.
“You make the best tea, Timothy”, said Glenda as she finished her 2nd cup.
“Its a secret recipe that my Mom had passed down to me.”
“Well thank you so much for making the tea for me and for the nice chat. Now I must go though to see Louie. Have a wonderful day!”
“Same to you Glenda, stop by whenever you can. Oh can you wait a few minutes, I would like to give you a pot of tea to take over to Louie. I know he is getting over a really bad sore throat. Hopefully my special tea can help ease his pain. I gave some to Lily the other day for she could barely speak, poor lady felt so bad. I finished painting her front door for her while she sat on the porch swing drinking the tea. ”
Glenda said she would be glad to wait, and she watched Timothy go back inside his house. He was only gone for a few minutes before he came back out the door with a pot full of tea.
“Thank you Timothy, I am sure Louie will be so glad to have some of your wonderful tea.”
“You are welcome, I’ll walk down the road with you for a little. I am going to go check on Lilly, make sure she’s doing okay. ”
They walked a little ways together, chatting some more, before they came to the fork in the road and turned different ways. They said their goodbyes and continued on.
Glenda smiled as she watched Timothy walk away. He was a great friend, he had such a big heart.
It was a little walk to get to Louie’s place but she made it there. He was lying in his hammock stretched between two Oak trees.
“Hi Louie, how are you doing? Is your throat still hurting?”
“Not as bad as it was, but still not totally better.”
” Timothy sent some of his special tea with me to give to you, hopefully that will help. ”
Louie’s eyes brightened when he saw the teapot.
“Oh yes, I love his tea! Please tell him Thank you!”
They talked for a little while, but soon Louie’s eyes were closed, he had drifted off to sleep.
Glenda smiled. It was so nice to see how Louie had come out of his shell. She had heard that he used to be very shy and afraid of everything, but not anymore. It wasn’t that long ago that he had saved Mollie from a perilous situation that she had got herself into. Louie was the only one around that could save her so he gathered up his courage and did it! Glenda was so proud of him. He had a heart full of courage.
As she was walking back to her house she heard someone calling her.
“Glenda, Glenda, I have something for you. ”
She turned around and saw Sammy coming her way. He was holding a bouquet of poppies that he had picked for her.
“Oh Sammy they are beautiful! Thank you so much. ”
Sammy’s face blushed some as he smiled.
“I never get tired of seeing the flowers when I am out in the fields. Seeing them dance in the breeze, so I wanted to share them with you.”
Glenda knew that Sammy loved being in the fields, the birds were some of his best friends. They would sit on his shoulders and have a chat. Ladybugs would sometimes crawl on him and even the Honeybees were his friends. Bunnies would nibble on clover as they sat as his feet.
Sammy was a friend to all! He could be very wise too. Glenda knew that when she needed advice she could come to Sammy. He had some clever thoughts in that brain of his.
As Glenda made her way down the yellow brick road leading to her house her heart was full. She had made such wonderful friends. She was so glad that she had taken the leap and moved here, who knew what else was in store for her. This was the Emerald City after all, anything could happen!