UNWORTHY

Julia Binder refused to give up her child. Although Daniel was born with an extra chromosome, which made their lives considerably more complicated, she loved her son with all her heart and she wanted to raise him herself. She had no interest in letting strangers do it. However, as was the custom of the day, … Continue reading UNWORTHY

THE PERFECT SANTA

Peterson’s Department Store was going to close in January, and there seemed to be nothing Whitney could do to stop it. In just a couple of months, thirty-five employees were going to lose their jobs, some of whom had worked there for decades. And each one had families that were depending on them to bring … Continue reading THE PERFECT SANTA

NO REASON TO STARE

As is so often the case, Charlie Goodwin had no idea that this was the day that would change the rest of his life. Convinced that he had made the right decision when he asked to be transferred, he felt good about how his first week had started. After eighteen months with the small regional … Continue reading NO REASON TO STARE

A DREAM COMES TRUE

As Marshall stood in front of the closet, the sense of loss still filled him with a sadness that seemed overwhelming. He slowly looked down the clothing rack. Hanging at the end, wrapped in clear protective plastic, was the wedding dress that Claire had worn in 1980. She had never looked more beautiful than on … Continue reading A DREAM COMES TRUE

SAMUEL’S SAVING GRACE

People routinely dismissed Samuel as someone who was not worth listening to – and those thoughtless actions hurt. At the age of 39, Samuel had spent his entire life being ignored and pushed aside simply because of his lack of clear understandable speech. The fact that he had a developmental disability had not affected his … Continue reading SAMUEL’S SAVING GRACE