N is for Norma

A to Z Theme - Circle of Hope:
A serial story (written in six-sentence segments) involving twenty-six women living in the small Midwest town of Cottonwood Creek, their lives connected by the Women's Circle of the town's protestant church, Hope Christian Fellowship, to which they all belong.

Norma, 48, is the Vice President of the local Community Bank. She is very pleased with Alyssa's performance as a new hire, and is thinking about promoting her senior teller in a few months.  

After having lunch with Denise, Alyssa realized how alone she felt with a baby on the way and a mother-in-law that wasn't the most supportive. She mentioned it to Norma who said that maybe the Women's Circle could do something to help her feel more included. 

Norma called Fran, the Circle President, and proposed that the Circle hold a baby shower for Denise.  Fran loved the idea and asked Belle to assist her and Norma in coordinating the shower. Belle was tasked with calling Norma's mother-in-law, Opal to let her know what they were going to do.
Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.
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  1. Found you on the A-Z "N" linkup and now I must start back at A! Happy Monday!
    N is for...
    The N Shoe:
    The N Truck:

  2. They seem so suportive of each other. That's the way it should be, but sadly often it's not how it is.

    Another day in Amble Bay!


  3. I love your inspiring posts . Alyssa is my role model now . 😊 Happy for Denise
    Thanks so much for visiting me, reading my posts and sharing your precious thoughts with me . Shall be responding as soon as I can.
    Much love,

  4. Going to head back to A to get caught up!

  5. It's always nice to have friends who go out of their way to make you feel included.

  6. Love the way this is working out. What a nice community!

  7. And here goes another twist in the story line. Or perhaps another strand in the fabric of life.
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  8. That sounds like a lovely thing to do to make her feel part of the community.

  9. And I'm sure Belle will handle the task with grace and kindness. Memories of the baby shower that just past came flooding in. I'm sure the Cottonwood Creek circle of women will do a splendid job without too much drama. But you never know.


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