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S is for Sarah


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.

Sarah:
Sarah, 63, was in charge of Bible Study and Devotions for the Women's Circle this year.  After Denise had been seated at the head table at her baby shower, Sarah stepped up to the podium, her eyes sparkling, and opened with a brief prayer. Then she announced "I had a devotional I planned to read today, but then I heard the recording that I'm about to play for you and decided that it would be much more meaningful."

Sarah took a seat at the side of the stage, and a voice came over the PA system telling a story about a mother watching her little girl grow up, get married, and prepare to become a mother herself, elevating her to the sacred role of grandmother.

As Denise listened her eyes opened wide and her hands flew to her face as she recognized her mother's voice as the one narrating the story.  Just then her mother and her mother-in-law stepped out from behind the stage curtain together smiling broadly, and Denise flew into her mother's arms as everyone applauded and more than a few tears of happiness were shed for Denise.
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Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.
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22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful moment captured in these few sentences. Well done with this six sentence story. XXXX

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  2. Lovely, lovely story, Josie. I could see the moments and emotions unfold, right infront of my eyes.Great work! I add my tears of happiness too.
    Love,
    Moon
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    1. Awesome, I try to write things as they really could happen, I'm glad it came across that way!

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  3. Such a happy moment, one of life's magical moments!

    As the story unfolds, Opal is growing, and i hope Erica does, too.

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    1. One that Denise and her mom will certainly never forget. It would be fun for this to play out in real life. Opal will come around, who can resist their first grandbaby?! Erica is a work in progress, we hope. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Keith! It made me smile to write it.

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    1. Thank you! That's the feel I was going for. :-)

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  6. I, too, am shedding tears of happiness at this tale. I imagine the unexpected reunion with her mother was sweet and heart-filling. I'm sure even Opal's heart was melted at the sight of her daughter-in-law carrying her grandchild to be.

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    1. This is how we'd like life to play out, Val, and sometimes it does. I can only guess at the excitement Denise's mother was feeling as she waited behind the curtain in anticipation, and of course Opal was proud to be a part of the presentation, and to acknowledge that this is her grandchild too. Hopefully she will treat Denise better from now on!

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  7. Delightful! What a sweet story.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Sunsets near the equator

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    1. Thank you, Emily! A little homespun tale of life in a small community.

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. This was one of the happy life moments that we get to witness once in awhile.

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  9. I felt like I was in the room!

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    Nancy

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    1. That's exactly the scene I was wanting to create, Nancy, as if we were sitting there watching this wonderful moment unfold.

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  10. That is amazing. I wonder if I missed something that tells how the mother-in-law changed. I will have to go back and see.
    Finding Eliza

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    1. I think in part she had to save face by attending the shower with Denise's mother, but also as she witnessed the warm response everyone was having toward Denise and her grandchild to be she felt a twinge of guilt and began to realize that she was being unfair.

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