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Just as she'd requested, they placed the faded baby blanket in her hands, it's edges frayed from three sweet years of being dragged around and snuggled with at night. 

For over thirty years she'd kept that tattered blanket in a basket right beside her rocking chair.  With eyes closed shut, she lovingly caressed it every night before she went to bed. Once again the tears would stain her pillow, her mind recalling memories so hard to bear.  She didn't see the little angel standing there beside her, his small hand resting gently on her hair.

Finally now the wait was over and she was headed home; at long last she could once again embrace the son she'd longed for all these years.
 
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I'm linking up with my friend Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
for Six Sentence Stories where the cue this week is "FRAY"
Come and read what others have written and share a story of your own!


12 comments:

  1. Omg... Im tearing up!!!! Lovely story.

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  2. So sad. In a way, it makes me glad i don't have any physical reminders of my little angel besides the pictures.

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    1. The most precious reminders are the ones you carry in your heart, Mimi, and those will occupy a special place until you are finally together again! HUGS

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  3. So sadly beautiful. You touched my heart.

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    1. Thank you Val. This piece had a powerful impact on me too. I'm not really sure where it came from, it was given to me as I wrote it.

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    2. That feels so wonderful too, when the muses help you spill your heart on the page.

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    3. It's fascinating to have a story unfold in your mind that you can see so clearly, yet have no idea where it came from!

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  4. That's how to make a grown man weep Josie!

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    1. That's because you have such a caring heart, Old Egg. It made me cry as I wrote it too.

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    1. Thank you Dyanne, sad in the telling and in the moment, but oh so joyful at the very end. So many moms, and dads too, are waiting for that sweet reunion some day!

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