THE HANDMADE GIFT

The frail elderly woman sat in her favorite chair next to the window. Shafts of sunlight streamed in as her eighty-three-year-old hands lovingly sewed her latest baby quilt. Joan had been making them for almost sixty years now, and as long as she was physically able to keep putting together the beautiful colors and patterns … Continue reading THE HANDMADE GIFT

A MOTHER’S LOVE

Haley Young sat nervously in her living room not knowing what to expect. The surprising phone call on Monday afternoon had left her shocked and apprehensive – but also curious. She had been contacted, out of the blue, by a person she never thought she would hear from. And now, two days later, that person … Continue reading A MOTHER’S LOVE

AN INNOCENT VICTIM

Freshman Congresswoman, Mary Louise Givens, stood in the House Chambers and delivered the following speech to a gathering of her fellow Representatives and to the American citizens who filled the gallery.   I am speaking to this body today because I have a responsibility to acknowledge the individual that inspired me to seek public office. … Continue reading AN INNOCENT VICTIM