Hester is devastated when her daughter throws away her last possession that her husband gave her before his death. The framed painting of roses was a blessing to her from her late husband, but Hester's daughter says it doesn't match the rest of her house. Hester is aching with loneliness in her daughter's big house. One day while out in the garden, Hester visits her granddaughter, Sara Mae, in her playhouse. She discovers that Sara Mae saved the blessing and that she also feels lonely. Hester is grateful for her granddaughter and realizes that she still has some good to do on this earth.