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 UNKNOWN HERO

Danielle had never been to a graveyard at sunrise before, but this morning was different. She had arrived at dawn and was prepared to wait all day if necessary, in order to finally catch a glimpse of the mysterious person who had been putting flowers on her mother’s grave for the last twenty-two years. Her … Continue reading AN UNKNOWN HERO

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

REFLECTIONS

In the early summer afternoon, seven-year-old Carter Stevens stood transfixed as he stared intently at his reflection in the calm water. Because of his autism, he was mesmerized by mirrors, windows or anything else that reflected his image. Out here in the fresh air, his senses were relaxed. He felt the warm sunlight on his … Continue reading REFLECTIONS